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David Rodriguez Prepares for Owen Beck

David Rodriguez vs. Owen Beck
David Rodriguez vs. Owen Beck (Photo by Steve Kaplowitz)

On Friday night, David “El Nino” Rodriguez, El Paso’s heavyweight boxer returns to the ring to fight his toughest challenger yet. Owen “What the Heck” Beck is only a year older than Rodriguez, but already haas fought for a world’s heavyweight title (5 years ago in Germany against Nikolay Valuev). He is an experienced heavyweight who is trying to revitalize his career at the Don Haskins Center Friday night. El Nino has other plans. The two stopped by the Holiday Inn Airport to pose for a prefigght picture. Rodriguez has a clear height and reach advantage, and has been training in Las Vegas with reknown boxing handler Rafa Garcia. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to the veteran fighter when the two meet Friday night. Tickets are available at the UTEP Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

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