Not even half a minute in, and Edwin Rodriguez was thinking game over against Michael Seals on November 13 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
We’re not gonna lie to you: We didn’t go out searching for 12 drummers drumming or 10 lords a leaping, let alone six geese a laying. (Although if anyone knows where to find eight maids a milking, please give us a shout.)
Pop quiz time: What were there more of on Friday night’s Spike TV Premier Boxing Champions broadcast from Biloxi, Mississippi: Rounds of boxing, knockdowns or fur boots abandoned mid-fight?
Trainer Ronnie Shields wasn’t nervous after Edwin Rodriguez was knocked down by Michael Seals for the first time in the first round. After all, Rodriguez had already dropped Seals himself, so this was just a little tit-for-tat.
Edwin Rodriguez focused on handing yet another fighter his first loss when he takes on Michael Seals
Edwin Rodriguez is talking about the psyche of an undefeated fighter: It’s a thing devoid of horizons and limits, ceilings and borders, a great expanse of even greater expectations where a man looks in the mirror and sees a lion. And that’s where Rodriguez comes in, to make his fists the fence posts that corral all those dreams.
Beyond the 19 victories—and 14 knockouts—there’s one statistic that stands out on Michael Seals’ résumé: He’s been so efficient that he’s never had to fight more than six rounds.
It was just one loss, a single defeat, but it was like the oncoming winter soon to follow, chilling Edwin Rodriguez’s career, his future as clouded as a frosted window.
From the canvas to the catwalk, 175-pound prospect and part-time model Michael Seals has a powerful presence
Michael Seals discovered boxing much like a lot of young boys do: by watching fights alongside his father. Infatuated by the sport almost instantly, Seals informed his dad that he wanted to become a boxer.