Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com
Philly heavyweight Darmani Rock easily dismantled an experienced but hopeless Pedro Rodriguez in the fourth round at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Saturday night. It was the local prospect’s first-ever main event, and came before a loud and supportive hometown crowd.
Rock, 13-0, 8 KOs, weighed a career-high of 275.5 for the bout, but his added girth – eleven and a half pounds heavier than in his last outing only three months ago – didn’t prevent him from having his way with Rodriguez, 23-6, 19 KOs. The reason was probably because the visiting Miami-based Cuban was no physical specimen himself. Far shorter in height and rounder in waistline, Rodriguez immediately fell behind at the opening bell. Continue reading “Rock wins first main event by KO”