Larry Fryers [11(4)-3(1)] faces 2020’s most talented prospect warns a Bob Arum, a promoter who has been building fighters for over 50 years.
The New York based Monaghan fighter has taken a fight on Top Rank’s Las Vegas card this Saturday night and faces knockout artist Elvis Rodriguez [10(10)-0-1] at very short notice.
Arum believes in “The Dominican Kid”, ‘Lethal Larry’ faces the standout young fighter of 2020.
“I have not seen a more talented prospect this year than Elvis Rodriguez, and with the incomparable Freddie Roach in his corner, he is in wonderful hands,” said Top Rank Chairman, Arum.
Rodriguez himself has aspirations of claiming the ‘Prospect of the Year’ gong – and as a result Elvis is determined aims to leave the building with one last knockout to end 2020.
Speaking ahead of the six round MGM Grand hosted, ESPN+ six rounder Rodriguez said: “I am grateful for the opportunities that Top Rank has given me and the effort of my team to keep me fit and ready.
“I would like to be recognized as Prospect of the Year. It would be a great recognition of my talent, effort, sacrifice and discipline. I believe that I would be the first Dominican boxer named Prospect of the Year. Representing the Dominican flag is a source of pride for me. I feel committed to bringing a world title to my country.”
Rodriguez is 5-0 in 2020, including a slew of highlight-reel knockouts since making his Bubble debut July 2 with a one-punch knockout over Danny Murray. He last fought Oct. 9 and knocked out the usually durable veteran Cameron Krael with a right hook in the third round. Fryers returns to The Bubble following a unanimous decision loss in June to unbeaten prospect John Bauza.