On Saturday, August 30th, fight fans will be treated to an evening of prizefighting under the stars, as the best of the San Antonio boxing community lace up and compete inside Wolff Stadium at “Battle at the Ballpark”.
Headlining the event will be undefeated Super Bantamweight prospect Javier “The Pitbull” Rodriguez (10-0-1, 1 KO).
The fulltime college student is looking forward to showcasing his skills in front of thousands of supportive Alamo City fight fans.
“This event is special,” states the 20 year old puncher. “It’s going to be exciting to put on a show and compete in the middle of the baseball field at Nelson Wolff Stadium.”
The main event of the evening will be a six round special attraction in which Javier will be pitted against experienced journeyman and rival Guadalupe Perez of Garland, Texas. Rodriguez believes that his style matches up very well with his 31 year old opponent, which should ultimately result in an entertaining scrap for the fans in attendance.
“It’s going to be a dramatic and action filled battle. The fans who come out to Wolff Stadium are going to see a war. Not just in the main event, but in every bout that’s scheduled on the fight card. This event will showcase all of the great talent that is currently fighting out of San Antonio.”
In the co-main event of the evening, undefeated Welterweight prospect Benjamin Whitaker (7-0, 2 KOs) will put his perfect record on the line when he faces the always tough Joshua Burns in a six round match.
Also on the card, the San Antonio boxing community will finally see the long awaited pro debut of highly touted and nationally recognized Lightweight Cresencio Ramos, as well as undefeated knock-out artist Armando Cardenas (4-0, 3 KOs) of Angel’s Boxing Club.
But the showstopper and headliner of the eleven bout event will be “The Pitbull” Javier Rodriguez. It’s a responsibility that the hungry young fighter takes very seriously.
“All I do is go to school and compete in the ring,” confesses the gifted 122 pound fighter. “I study and train. It takes a lot of discipline and it’s difficult at times, but the ultimate goal is worth it. I’m doing everything I can to become the next world champion from San Antonio.”
Although Javier admittedly doesn’t have a deep amateur pedigree, the San Antonio native believes that he possesses the physical and mental toughness to succeed in one of the most challenging sports on the planet.
“I didn’t have an extensive amateur background, so I’m learning new things and getting better with each fight. My biggest assets in the ring are my heart, will, dedication and intelligence. It’s a tough sport and it requires a lot of focus. If you don’t use your head and think about everything that’s happening inside the ring, you could get seriously injured.”
“But even that’s not enough. You also have to train and hard as you can when preparing for a fight. If you don’t have the tools to execute a well thought out fight plan, it doesn’t matter how intelligent you are in the ring. You could get hurt.”
“Boxing is entertainment, but it’s serious business. That’s why I work and fight as hard as I do.”
Despite recognizing how difficult the “sweet science” can be, Javier Rodriguez has an unwavering belief in his team and himself. A win at “Battle at the Ballpark” on Saturday, August 30th, will bring him one step closer to fulfilling his dream of eventually becoming the Super Bantamweight Champion of the world.
“This fight on August 30th is going to be exciting,” states the astute young pugilist. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring and put on a show for the thousands who are going to come out and support all of the local fighters on the show. I’m really looking forward to performing for all of my great and supportive fans, and making new fans as well.”
“Should be a great evening of boxing at the ballpark!”
“Battle at the Ballpark: Rodriguez vs. Perez”, sponsored by “Bush’s Chicken!” of San Antonio, and promoted by Triple A Promotions and TMB Entertainment, will feature 11 action filled bouts in one great evening, for one great price!
Tickets are priced at $25 in General Admission, $50 at ringside, and $500 for special VIP tables for the exclusive August 30th presentation at "The Wolff", and can be purchased at the ticket offices of Nelson Wolff Stadium (210-675-7275), or by calling 210-560-8181 & 210-387-6859.