Undefeated Luis Rodriguez Fights for WBA / CA Title Saturday


Undefeated Puerto Rican Luis Rodriguez Fights Encarnacion Diaz

For the WBA Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title

Saturday, January 28 in Panama

Luis Rodriguez, Team Rodriguez

Panama City, January 27, 2023 – – Luis Gonzalez, a perfect 10 wins in 10 fights with 10 stoppages, will fight for the World Boxing Association Continental Americas Super Middleweight title against Encarnacion “Demoledor” Diaz on Saturday, January 28 at Los Andes Mall, Panama City, Panama.

Rodriguez (10-0, 10 KOs) from Tao Alto, Puerto Rico, whose team includes renowned boxing attorney Tony Gonzalez and promoter, Rivalta Boxing, made his pro debut on June 11, 2021, fought again two weeks later June 26 then once per month for the next four months.  In 2022 he fought four times. His knockouts have come in rounds 2, 1, 4, 1, 2, 2, 1, 4, 3 and 2 respectively. Two of his last three last three fights were scheduled for ten rounds as competition toughened to prepare him for a title fight.


Encarnacion Diaz (15-2, 9 KOs) from San Jose, Costa Rico, enters Saturday on a three-fight win streak including two by knockout and one by decisive unanimous decision win.

“I want to thank my team for getting me this opportunity to start 2023 strong,” said Luis. “When-not if- I beat Diaz this weekend, I want to fight the best super middleweights and make my name known as one of the best in the division.  It is my time and time for young blood to carry this division and this sport. I fight for my family and to make all of Puerto Rico proud.”

Rodriguez’s advisor, Attorney Tony Gonzalez stated “This is a wonderful opportunity for Luis to start his 2023 campaign very strong. If all goes well, we will bring him back in March to defend his title and will be targeting the top 10 in the division. Luis deserves to be fighting only the best but unfortunately towards the end of 2022, it was almost impossible finding someone willing to fight him which led to his inactivity in the 4th quarter. I understand that to a certain extent – here you have a kid who is the full package, he can box, can slug and can end the fight with one punch which makes for a very dangerous opponent. Diaz has a good record, and it should make for a good test for him. We have heard Diaz has been in camp nearly 2 months getting ready for Luis and Luis will be ready.”