“La Bomba” wins

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Worcester’s Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez won what many are calling one of the biggest fights of his career on Friday night, TKO-ing James “Buddy” McGirt, Jr. after nine rounds.

Boxing website Bad Left Hook summarizes the match:

Rodriguez was throwing plenty. McGirt (22-3-1, 11 KO) spent a lot of the fight pressed in corners and against the ropes. He didn’t eat a ton of flush shots, and had his moments along the way, but he just was not active enough to keep “La Bomba” off of him. Rodriguez switched between orthodox and southpaw quite a bit during the bout, and was fairly impressive. He has some real balance issues and gets no leverage on his right hand when he switches southpaw, but he remains a very good prospect, and this is his best win to date.

I didn’t find any photos or video, but BLH has a sort of live blog of the match here. Scroll about 2/3 down the page to find it.

Rodriguez remains undefeated with a 17-0 record (13 by KO).


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