Emmanuel Rodriguez: What is the Professional Career of Emmanuel Rodriguez?

Quick Facts

Name Emmanuel Rodriguez
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name Manny, El Sensacional (“The Sensational”), El Matador (“The Bullfighter”)
Birth Name Emmanuel Rodriguez Vazquez
Birth Date 1992-08-08
Gender Male
Profession Boxer
Place Of Birth Manati
Birth Nation Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Famous For IBF bantamweight champion from 2018 to 2019
Father Luis Rodriguez
Mother Awilda Vazquez Soler
Ethnicity Puerto Rican
Home Town Vega Baja
School Escuela Lino Padron Rivera
College / University Escuela Especializada en Deportes del Albergue Olimpico (ECEDAO)
Career Start Turned Professional in June 2012
Awards IBF Bantamweight Title, 2010 Youth Olympics Gold Medalist
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight Bantamweight
Reach 66.5 inches
Body Type Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Source of Wealth Boxing (contracts, purse, bonuses, endorsements)
Net Worth Below $1 million

Puerto Rican boxer Emmanuel Rodriguez Vazquez competes professionally. IBF bantamweight champion Rodriguez held the title from 2018 to 2019. In his professional career, he has won a number of local, regional, and minor championships, including the WBO Latino Bantamweight title. He had a 19-2 career record as of 2021. He is currently listed as the fifth-best bantamweight in the world by The Ring, seventh by BoxRec, and eighth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of July 2020. At the Summer Youth Olympics in 2010, he competed as an amateur and captured the gold medal in the flyweight division for Puerto Rico.

How much is the Net worth of Emmanuel Rodriguez?

Emmanuel Rodriguez receives compensation for his professional boxing career. Contracts, purses, bonuses, endorsements, and sponsorships provide the majority of his revenue. His projected Net worth is $1 million.

Emmanuel Rodriguez Net worth 2023 Via Instagram

Early Years and Bio

On August 8, 1992, Emmanuel Rodriguez was conceived. His real name is Rodriguez Vazquez, Emmanuel. Puerto Rico’s Manati is where he was born. He is of Puerto Rican descent. He was conceived by his parents, Awilda Vazquez Soler and Luis Rodriguez. While growing up, he participated in different sports like football and baseball.

He completed the tenth grade in the neighborhood school, Escuela Lino Padron Rivera, according to his scholastic history. He enrolled at the Olympic Sports School’s Specialized Sports School (ECEDAO). It is a specialist institution run by the Comite Olimpico de Puerto Rico (COPUR), which offers instruction, housing, preparation, and facilities for participating in particular Olympic sports. 2011 saw him graduate.

What is the Professional Career of Emmanuel Rodriguez?

Emmanuel Rodriguez first participated in youth national competitions. In the 13-14 years (41 kg) class of the 2006 Juegos Nacionales Escolares, he defeated Emmanuel Ramirez of Arecibo. He competed in the open light flyweight division at the 2009 Pan-American Championships at the age of 17. Francisco Melendez, the Mexican National Light Flyweight Champion, was defeated by him in his debut via unanimous decision. After falling to Paulo Carvalho in the finals, he was awarded the silver medal. In the 2009 Torneo Nacional de Boxeo Aficionado Isaac Barrientos, he made it to the semifinals. He defeated Waldemar Rodriguez in the championship match to win the gold medal at the 2009 Torneo Internacional Jose “Cheo” Aponte.

Emmanuel Rodríguez titles
Emmanuel Rodriguez held IBF Bantamweight title from May 2018 to May 2019. Source: @ringtv

In the Copa Olimpica, he defeated Angel Acosta. In July 2009, Juan Evangelista Venegas won the competition. At the 2010 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships, he took home a silver medal. Prior to falling to Shaban Shahpalangov in the championship match, he overcame Lassana Camara, Pahlavon Hojiyev, Min Hong, and Hesham Yehia Mahmoud Abdelaal. At the 2010 Copa Olimpica, he defeated Jonathan Gonzalez, the 2008 AIBA Youth World Champion and senior Puerto Rico National Flyweight Champion. Finals for Juan Evangelista Venegas. At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, he won the gold medal in the flyweight division.

More on Career

He was hurt in an accident in November 2010 and had second-degree burns. Burns occurred to Rodriguez and a companion. His back and legs took the brunt of the damage. He entered long-term recuperation. In September 2011, he made his formal ring comeback at the V Copa Angel “Cholo” Espada. In December 2011, he defeated Juan Carlos Lopez to win the flyweight senior national title. After losing to Jeyvier Cintron in the semifinals of the 2012 Torneo de Boxeo Aficionado Isaac Barrientos, he was unable to make the Olympic national boxing team. In 2012, he took home a bronze medal from the Copa Independencia. Then he quit being an amateur and became a professional. He began his career on June 1st, 2012.

Unbeaten 118-pound prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez making the most of second lease on life
He was hurt in an accident in November 2010 and had second-degree burns. Via Premier Boxing Champions

In the preliminary bout of a Puerto Rico Best Boxing event, he defeated Jason Agosto to make his professional debut. Then he defeated David Quijano, Edward Vargas, Jaime Gonzalez, Luis Ortiz, Jose Ruiz, Ramon Elilio Cedano, and Felipe Rivas. In October 2014, he defeated Miguel Cartagena to claim his first professional title, the WBO Latino Bantamweight Championship. Against Luis Hinojosa in May 2015 and Gabor Molnar in February, he successfully defended his bantamweight belt. In August 2015, he defeated Alex Rangel to win the WBC Interim Latino Bantamweight and WBA Fedelatin belts.

Against Eliecer Aquino in November 2015 and Giovanni Delgado in August 2017, he successfully defended his championship. He defeated Paul Butler to win the IBF bantamweight championship in May 2018. In May 2019, he was defeated by Naoya Inoue for the The Ring bantamweight championship, losing his IBF bantamweight crown. In December 2020, he fell short in his fight for the WBC interim bantamweight title against Reymart Gaballo. After their unintentional head collision in August 2021, his match against Gary Antonio Russell was ruled a No Contest.

Who is the wife of Emmanuel Rodriguez?

According to reports, Emmanuel Rodriguez is not wed. About his wife, family, and children, as well as his personal life, there is no information.

 Body Stats: What is Emmanuel Rodriguez’s height?

Emmanuel Rodriguez is 5.66 meters (1.68 ft) tall, or 1.68 feet and 6 inches. His reach measures 66.5 inches. His physique is athletic. Straight is the way he identifies sexually.


  • He became the second consecutive Puerto Rican to win recognition in the flyweight division at the Youth World Championships and secured participation in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
  • He was Puerto Rico’s Olympic flag-bearer at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
  • His gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics became Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal.