Shining star and undefeated prospect, Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, rated No. 13 by the NABA, headlines Thursday, November 19 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester (NY).
The Dominican Republic-born Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs), fighting out of Worcester (MA), faces veteran super middleweight Brian “The Assassin” Norman (17-9, 5 KOs) in the 8-round main event, Edwin’s third in only 13 pro matches.
Rodriguez, 24, was so impressive in his last fight in Rochester, stopping Angel David Gonzalez in the third round, that promoter Ron Resnick called requesting Edwin’s return appearance, but this time as the marquee attraction. Edwin is coming off of a win Oct. 3 by a unanimous, one-sided 8-round decision against battled-tested Darnell Boone in Rhode Island.
Norman, representing Decatur, Georgia, has already upset 23-1 Tracy Sneed (WDEC8) and took current WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and unbeaten world title contender Joe Greene the distance in 8 and 6 round bouts, respectively.
“I’m excited to be fighting another quality opponent,” Rodriguez said. “He’s been in the best and Pascal and Greene couldn’t put him away. My goal is to win and keep improving each fight, something I can’t do without fighting solid guys like Norman.
"I’m really looking forward to fighting again in Rochester, which is becoming my second home. It reminds me a lot of my hometown, Worcester, because it’s blue collar and fans really get behind their favorite fighters. I’m very happy that Rochester has adopted me as one of its own.”