Charles Rodriguez will be looking to make a statement at Triumphant 1 when he takes on Nathan Adams.
The exciting fighter from Vallejo, California knows how to entertain a crowd and will be looking to do just that at Triumphant one in front of a local crowd at the Graton Resort & Casino.
The Team Combat Fitness/Team Tsutsui fighter will be looking to keep his pro record without a blemish. He is familiar with his opponent’s camp, and had an interesting take on fighting a camp he is familiar with. Enjoy.
MTA: How has training been going for the fight?
Charles: Training has has been awesome. My coaches have been gearing me up and helping me sharpen all my weapons. I’m feeling great.
MTA: How familiar are you with your opponent Nathan Adams?
Charles: I’m familiar with his camp (points at scar in mouth). They always put out skilled, technical fighters and I’m excited to square up with another of their warriors
MTA: Does your previous bout in the amateur rankings with one their team add any additional pressure?
Charles: Oh of course. The way I see it, this is all an 80’s movie. Its a story about honor and redemption and training montages!
MTA: What would you say is your biggest advantage entering the fight?
Charles: I think my biggest advantage is that I have the insane ability to really enjoy a fight. I’m not talking about dancing around and showboating. Punching and kicking things makes me genuinely happy. So I’m a go in there and party, and I party hard.
MTA: What gym do you represent?
Charles: Combat Fitness, Team Tsutsui under the legendary George Tsutsui.
MTA: When did you start training and why?
Charles: I started training Muay Thai at the beginning of 2012 because Muay Thai is the coolest thing I’d ever seen. I watched 2 of my heroes, Steve Swaby Clacken and Ed Abosolo fight in Oakland a few months before. It was amazing to see 2 fellow Vallejo guys like myself follow their dreams and become warriors.
MTA: For fight fans that have not seen you before, can you describe your style?
Charles: Relentless. I push a grueling pace and throw shots that even the people in the back are going to here. People are gonna see none stop action when I step into that ring.
MTA: You are going to be the hometown favorite in this fight. How much of an advantage do you think it is to have the crowd on your side?
Charles: Well my opponent is coming from Oregon and I’m bringing a crowd with me so I’m a have the home field advantage. The crowd can sway judges unfortunately. But everyone at these shows are a fight fans and are gonna cheer as long as someone’s getting hit.
MTA: Is there anything about your opponent you know you need to keep an eye out for?
Charles: I know his team has eagle eyes and are disciplined. I know I gotta come legit at these guys.
MTA: Prediction for the fight?
Charles: This fights gonna be too crazy too predict. I can predict that it’ll be a great show and people will be on their feet.
MTA: Any words for your supporters?
Charles: Thank you all so much! I’m training hard everyday to make sure you all get to enjoy an amazing display of Muay Thai madness. Get ready to party!