Anthony Rodriguez (boxing)

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Born
Freddy "Anthony" Rodriguez

(1983-04-17) April 17, 1983 (age 38)
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Other namesCoach Anthony
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Occupation
  • Boxing trainer
  • YouTuber
Websitecoachanthonyboxing.com

Freddy "Anthony" Rodriguez (born April 17, 1983), better known by his pseudonym Coach Anthony, is an American boxing trainer, YouTube personality and former amateur boxer. As of June 2020, his YouTube channel has over 5 million video views and 160,000 subscribers.[1] Coach Anthony has worked with a number of professional boxers and MMA fighters, including former IBF junior lightweight Champion Tevin Farmer, former heavyweight championship contender Eddie Chambers[2], former welterweight championship contender Hank Lundy,[3] former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and Bellator fighter Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as many amateur and youth boxers in the Philadelphia area.[4] [5] Additionally, he has done pad work training for UFC fighters Thiago Alves, Hector Lombard and Valerie Letourneau.

Early life

Rodriguez was born and raised in Queens, New York and took an interest in boxing at a young age. His first boxing experience came when he walked into a PAL in Flushing Meadows, the same facility where former WBC Featherweight Champion Kevin Kelley trained. Rodriguez then briefly trained at Gleason's Gym before moving to Florida in 2000. While in Florida, Rodriguez was able to train alongside highly-touted fighters, including former Olympian Vernon Forrest and Zab Judah. He also competed in PAL State Championship matches as well as in the 2004 Golden Gloves tournament in West Palm Beach, FL.[6]

Boxing training and youtube

In 2011, Rodriguez moved to New Jersey and opened his own facility in Delran. He has worked with hundreds of men and women that are looking to get involved with the sport of boxing. Rodriguez's gym was featured on MTV's reality show MADE, as the episode followed Derrick Frazier, the youngest son of boxing legend Joe Frazier, and his journey to become a professional fighter.

Rodriguez opened his YouTube channel under the name "Coach Anthony" in 2015.[7] His channel focusses on teaching the sweet science of boxing to millions of people around the world and is regarded as one of the most informative channels on YouTube for boxing instructions.[8] On his channel, Rodriguez posts tips for and tricks for those looking to improve as a fighter and includes some of the fighters that he trains in the videos. He also has earned media credentials for a number of notable professional fights, and share footage from press conferences and other behind the scenes footage.[9]

Starting in March 2020, Rodriguez began to offer virtual training sessions over Zoom. These training sessions allowed interested individuals to continue working out during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the media

              

References

  1. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  2. Rodriguez, Anthony (2020-06-10). "Philly Shell System Part 1 { 10 minute teaser from my premium online course.}". YouTube.
  3. Resolution Promotions (2020-12-04). "Coach Anthony Rodriguez: Hank Lundy Media Workout". YouTube.
  4. McGurk, Tom. "Camden's Jamar Talley still chasing Olympic boxing dream". Courier-Post. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. Woods, Brian. "He's a knockout: Mansfield boxer, 11, has a passion for punching". Burlington County Times. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. "Coach Anthony: Combinations and Situations – The Complete Science". BrooklynFights - Combat Sports News and Info. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. Rodriguez, Anthony (2020-07-01). "How to punch the heavy bag in boxing| Coach Anthony boxing!".
  8. "My 5 Top Boxing Training Channels". www.myboxingcoach.com. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  9. Rodriguez, Anthony (2017-09-15). "MIKEY GARCIA PRESS conference with coach anthony!".

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