Rojas Returns to Action Saturday Night

Updated: April 8, 2015
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Top Rank Promotions will be returning to Laredo Energy Arena this Saturday night. “Solo Boxeo Tecate”, which airs on UniMas will be broadcasting the featured bouts of the evening which showcase Jesse Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KO’s) and Oscar Valdez (14-0, 13 KO’s) in respective bouts. Yet on the undercard will be a fighter that will going through the ropes and back into the squared circle for the first time in over a year. Kingsville’s own Omar Rojas (3-2, 1 KO) will be going up against Brazilian undefeated prospect Esquiva Falcao (7-0, 5 KO’s) in a 6-round middleweight bout. Prior to what definitely has to be the toughest fight of his professional career, South Texas Contender had the pleasure of sitting down with Rojas for an interview on his upcoming bout.

JC: You are fighting undefeated prospect Esquiva Falcao who has a record of 7-0, 5 KO’s. How do you feel going into this fight? How has your training camp been?

OR: I feel good. This is probably the best training camp I’ve had in my whole pro career. I’m going into the fight feeling very confident. Coach Cantu has checked the footage on this guy and we’ve done everything we need, the tactics we need for the fight.

JC: You have not been in the ring since March of last year when you faced Keith Downs. Why the long layoff and do you feel there will be any ring rust going into this fight?

OR: The long layoff was due to mainly work. I had a few setbacks at work. I had to cancel a fight. And as far as the ring rust, I don’t think I have any ring rust. I’ve done more sparring preparing for this fight that I’ve done in a long time. I don’t see ring rust being an issue for this fight.

JC: You mentioned you have been working with Coach Cantu preparing for Falcao. What do you expect from Falcao as an opponent? What type of fight plan do you have in place for this particular opponent? And how has the sparring helped you prepare for him?

OR: We’re expecting a tough fight. We know he’s tough. (Inaudible). … Stay in the fight. Don’t get caught up with exchanges. And if we stick to our plan we think we will come out victorious.
We expect for him to come and sit there and bang with you. As soon as he sees you on the run that’s when he becomes more of a powerful guy in there. More of an aggressor. We are not going to show him any weakness. We’re not going to back down. If he wants to stand there we are going to stand there with him. And as far as the guys we’ve been training with, we have some guys in the gym who are about his height. Maybe even some of them are a little taller. I’ve been doing 8-round sparring with these guys. We trade out between three different guys. Sometimes four guys.

JC: Since this is only your 6th professional bout, not a whole lot of people may be familiar with Omar Rojas the fighter. What can fans attending Saturday night expect from you?

OR: They can expect an exciting fight. A lot of counter-punching. But also we are planning on being the aggressor. Yet that counter-punching is still going to be there. A lot of in and out movement. We are going to be good on both sides of that fight.

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