January 7th, 2013 By Pedro FernandezUSING “N” WORD NEARLY FATAL!
San Francisco, CA- Although I was the one who brought David Rodriguez to Northern California to help him kick the use of Anabolic Steroids, set him up at hotels, teamed him up with the reformed and now anti-steroid guru Victor Conte of Sports Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning AKA S.N.A.C., but that’s where the relationship ended. You have to credit and commend Conte, for he cuddled the emotional roller coaster that David is like a son for a month. Why would I do this you ask, well it was my hopes to turn a Mexican-American pretender into a contender. Earlier this week, somebody asked me why this writer has been mum on the Texas fighter since an appearance on “Ring Talk Boxing & MMA” radio almost two years ago.
DON’T KISS NO FIGHTER’S ASS!
First off, the emotional issues that I was aware of surfaced the night David kept me waiting in San Carlos, CA. I waited six hours for him to check him into a pre-paid hotel, but he never called and wasn’t answering the phone all day. When I finally got a hold of him, it was 11 PM and he was holed up in a motel on the California coast. His reasons for not being in San Carlos at the designated time was that he was fearful of driving at night. Had he called me when, or shortly after the 4-5 PM deadline came and went, I would not have told him, “I’m not your mother f*cking babysitter.” From that point forward, we may have talked once.
QUOTING THE LATE JEROME “CURLY” HOWARD!
Immaturity and emotional issues aside, I always wished the best for David for a number of reasons I won’t get into here. But if I were to call him disingenuous and selfish, well I’d be describing the undefeated heavyweight from El Paso, TX like Curly Howard of The Three Stooges would say, “Poyfectly.” Although David had dropped a few racial jabs at African-American fighters in my presence, I never called him on it, not until now!
DRUNKEN BRAWL REMINDED ME OF OLD TV SHOW
On the night of December 30, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ, Rodriguez had been out partying and drinking. When you combine alcohol with emotional issues and prescribed Anti-Depressants, any MD will tell you what you have is a human time bomb ready to explode. Well, it appears that bomb detonated outside of an Arizona eatery in the wee hours of the night when David reportedly flirted with a woman that was with some African-American males. Nobody knows what set David off, but he is said to have ripped off his shirt and started yelling “Nigger.” Rodriguez supposedly also let it be known that he was an undefeated heavyweight boxer with 34 knockouts in 36 wins.
REMEMBER THE OLD TV SHOW “THE HULK?”
According to my sources, David was acting, no, more like resembling Lou Ferrigno who played the mighty “Hulk” character on TV in the 70s. Reportedly acting like a rabid dog sans a leash, Rodriguez, said to be drunk and if he was taking his prescribed Med’s, drugged out as well, Rodriguez, again shirtless and huge, challenged the Black guys to fight while calling them, “Nigger.”
DID DAVID DISMISS THE TRUTH IN DESCRIBING INCIDENT?
Look, if some guy built like the Hulk was threatening my physical well being, all the while shouting racial slurs at me, I don’t know how I’d respond. The smart thing to do would probably be to run if possible, or maybe use a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray. With David apparently intent on looking “muy” macho here, it appears the men had no option than other to fight. Now I don’t know about you, but if a big, buffed 250 lb. guy gave me no way out, I might break a bottle in order to save myself from physical peril and possible death. I mean folks, I’d rather by tried by twelve, than to be carried by six!
REPORTS SAY RODRIGUEZ SLASHED WITH BROKEN BOTTLE
Afterwards, Rodriguez claimed that he was attacked with a knife, that’s not what I was told. It was a broken bottle that one of the men cupped in his hand that slashed Rodriguez in the area of his neck. No where in the Flagstaff newspaper account, which was the product of an interview with Rodriguez in a hospital some time after the incident, did David mention dropping the “N” word, ripping off his shirt, challenging the men to fight or boasting of his ring prowess. Instead, Rodriguez, who is 36-0, with 34 KOs, all against has-beens or journeymen, portrayed himself as a man lucky to have survived an unprovoked attack.
EARLIER THIS WEEK DAVID SCREAMED, “BRING ME A KLITSCHKO”
In his first media appearance since shortly after the December 30th altercation, David was saying the time is now right for him to fight either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko. If you were to look at his record, Rodriguez, who turned professional in 1998 and is now 34 years old, the numbers, 36-0, 34 KOs, appear impressive. But the independent BoxRec.com’s computer ratings have David #32 in the United States, #78 worldwide. Those ratings are an indictment of Rodriquez, his talent or lack there of, and the fighters he’s faced in his 14 years of professional boxing.
LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, HIS FOES & TRY NOT TO PUKE!
The best fighter “statistically” Rodriguez has faced was the 276 lb. Rick Dyer in 2007. Dyer was 13-0, 13 KOs, but Rick had never beaten a fighter with a winning record with the best being the 17-21 Jason Nicholson. Even though I knew David had emotional baggage and anabolic issues, you can’t say I didn’t try and help him. That being said, the best thing he could do now is retire undefeated, because in my professional opinion if he were to ever fight somebody that could, David Rodriguez would be exposed for the “fraud” that he truly is!