Puerto Rican flyweight prospect, Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez ( 8-0, 5KO's ), who on last December, defeated former world title challenger, David Quijano by unanimous decision, is set to return on Saturday, April, 5, against former WBC CABOFE champion, Félix 'la Ardilla' Pérez ( 8-4, 3 KO's ) in a 8 round bout at the flyweight division in a event held at the Moises Navedo Coliseum in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. The boxing card titled 'DIRECTV Boxing Nights' will be televised by DIRECTV PR ( OnDIRECTV - channel 165 - 9:00pm ).
Rodríguez, a former Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games champion, and Azerbaijan's 2010 World Youth Championships silver medalist will have his first fight at his hometown of Vega Baja, PR.
"I was born and raised in Vega Baja, and this event means a lot to me. The fans can expect a very good fight because I know Pérez is training hard but at the end of the night, I will prevail", stated Rodríguez.
On his last fight, Félix 'la Ardilla' Pérez captured the WBC CABOFE title by defeating, local favorite, Miguel 'el Loco' Robles on April, 27, 2013 in Caguas, PR.
Also in action in Vega Baja, the teenage phenom, Milton 'el Santo' Santiago,Jr ( 3-0, 2 KO's ) from Philadelphia, former Puerto Rican National Champion, Carlos 'Macho' López, Anthony Mercado ( 6-0, 6 KO's ), Waldemar Pagán ( 4-1, 4 KO's ), among others. More information coming soon.