January 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Nearly Decapitated David Rodriguez

Nearly Decapitated David Rodriguez


San Francisco, CA- It was December 30, 2011 and then unbeaten heavyweight pretender David “La Nina” Gonzalez ripped off his shirt outside of an Arizona nightclub while hurling the “N” word here and there as he threatened to disembowel three reportedly smaller African-American men. They instead broke a bottle and almost gave Rodriguez a “Colombian Necktie” with hundreds of stitches needed to seemingly put his head back on.


Rodriquez is reportedly Bi-Polar and that has him on some serious medication. Combine that with his penchant for being lazy, a thirst for Performance Enhancing Drugs and you may have had an undefeated heavyweight boxer, but David might not have been able to beat ex-trainer Louie Burke, a former 130 lb. contender who fought Hector Camacho Sr. SNAC supplement guru Victor Conte spent weeks with “La Nina” that were a waste of his time


At 36-0 with 34 whacks, albeit against C & D rated fighters, Rodriguez got him comeuppance outside of that club in AZ, got it in the ring a fortnight ago when the now 25-17-3, 21 KOs Darnell Wilson, a loser of five straight and having been stopped five times as professional as well, landed a highlight-reel like left hook that put “La Nina” to sleep. Watch and realize this guy was a guy that went to places like Tijuana to purchase Performance Enhancing Drugs.


Main Events diva/promoter Kathy Duva recently inked Rodriguez to a promotional contract. In the fight game since the late 70s, Duva, the widow of the Pay Per View pioneer of boxing, Dan Duva put the 1981 Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns initial encounter on limited home Pay Per View for $19.95, Kathy, one would think should have known better because if you’re 36-0, 34 KOs and you’ve 34 and have never, ever fought a live body, then you probably can’t fight.

Pedro Fernandez


  1. Thanks for posting the video Pedro, Rodriguez is just lucky that he didn’t ever go up against an Arreola or even a Chisora, because he surely would have been decapitated. I am a proud Latino but I was glad that Wilson won this fight! the man is a decent dude. To go 36-0 without ever fighting a man with a pulse is repulsive enough, to have been ranked in the top 10 was a joke. This guy wasn’t even half as good as Alex Garcia or Eddie Lopez, two previous heavyweights of Mexican heritage. Rodriguez had spoiled brat written all over himself, sad but if he had had the balls to go up hard early in his career he would have suffered these losses early and perhaps learned from them cause he can clearly punch. Just too late now.

    Alex on January 18th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
  2. Man that KO was tough to watch! Kudo’s to Wilson for the heart and power to stay in there, and kudo’s as well to Rodriguez for being willing to step in the ring and trade shots with someone as strong as him. I actually felt sorry for Big D when he was knocked out…a very sobering reminder that boxing is the hardest sport.

    Patrick on January 20th, 2014 at 8:17 PM
  3. David Rodriguez did show some guts. But look how big he was. When he was out here and off of anything, I think he was like 235…I think his rewards from boxing was telling people he was 34-0, 31 KOs…I think that was good enough to satisfy David…Wasted talent or he never was all that talented? Which is it? The Steroid use….He could punch but inactivity due to being a headcase, his prime swept by him. As for talented, it’s hard to say if he could have performed at the highest level, I really can’t be sure one way or the other. He was into getting laid and partying at a time when he should have applied himself to the fullest. A shame…

    Pedro Fernandez on January 20th, 2014 at 9:08 PM

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