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TKO Boxing Promotions Signs Robert Rodriguez

by on Aug.17, 2009, under Boxing News, Reviews

LAS VEGAS , NV, August 14, 2009 –┬áTKO BOXING Promotions has signed outstanding amateur Robert Rodriguez of Evans, Colorado, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President.

“Robert was an excellent amateur and we’re proud to add him to the TKO team of international contenders and world class prospects,” said Koerner.

Nineteen year old Rodriguez had a terrific amateur career compiling a record of 127-12 with eleven national championships. Most recently he was ranked #1 in the United States in 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. He is trained by his father Jeff Rodriguez in their hometown of Evans, Colorado, and will compete at featherweight as a professional.

In March of this year, Rodriguez won the National Golden Gloves in Salt Lake City, Utah . His sixteen year old brother Ricky is also a standout amateur competing at the 119 pound weight class.

Rodriguez is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin who also counts world champions Kelly Pavlik, Nonito Donaire and Steven Luevano amongst his vast stable.

Said Dunkin, “Rodriguez was a terrific amateur and just as important he has the skills to become a world champion. He has great experience fighting all over the world having represented the United States in fourteen international bouts.”

The pro debut of Rodriguez will be announced shortly.


Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions’, originator of the ‘HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS’ national boxing series, stable includes: heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert, Dennis Hasson and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Cortez Bey, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their website,

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