David "Nino" Rodriguez

Overcoming Adversity and Achieving New Levels of Success

Motivational speaker, boxer world time champion, David Rodriguez, Author.

News, Events and Speaking Appearances:

May 16, 2017: David on "The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson"

Apr 24, 2017: David on The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla

Mar 9, 2017: "When the Lights Go Out" - Interview with KTSM NBC 9 El Paso

Mar 3, 2017: Boxing Analyst David Rodriguez breaks down Han V. Gerula Fight

Mar 3, 2017: Fox 29 San Antonio: "When The Lights Go Out"

Feb 11, 2017: Culturalist: The Top 10 Sports Memoirs To Inspire You This Spring: When the Lights Go Out: From Survivor to Champion by David Rodriguez

Feb 10, 2017: Bookstr: 12 Winter Looks for Book Lovers: This chunky grey infinity scarf will help you fight winter blues just like boxer David Rodriguez battled against his life’s harrowing circumstances to become a celebrated advocate against childhood bullying.

Feb 3, 2017: BuzzFeed: 5 Books To Read For Fans Of ESPN’s 30 For 30. "In this heart-pounding and inspiring memoir, Rodriguez writes about his road to glory, downfall and struggle to make his way back through advocating for bullied children.”
— Buzzfeed

January 5, 2017: Your Tango: 10 STEAMY Reads To Hold You Over Until '50 Shades Darker' Comes Out. Undefeated boxing champion (and seriously hunky) David Rodriguez was on the road to being the heavyweight star of the world... until someone attempts to murder him. With both his spirit and body permanently disfigured, Rodriguez falls into a racy battle of vices. This poignant memoir details the fight of his life — one that brought him to rock bottom to a celebrated advocate for bullied children... READ MORE

December 2, 2016: Boxing News 24: David ‘Nino’ Rodriguez reviews. Positive Reviews Piling Up for ‘When the Lights Go Out,’ the Hard-Hitting Autobiography by Former Heavyweight Contender David ‘Nino’ Rodriguez. “One thing, though, is certain. ‘When the Lights Go Out’ is his 36th and best knockout.” Bill Knight, El Paso Times. READ MORE

December 1, 2016: Redbook: David's new book "When the Lights Go Out" featured as one of the 17 Must-Read Books to Give As Gifts This Holiday Season in Redbook.


Summer 2016:  Southern California tour.  David is working on authoring his book FROM CHUMP TO CHAMP, creating workshops for the youth.  He is also working as a business and lifestyle coach with CEO's and high level executives and athletes on the following topics:

  • Empowerment,

  • How to Have a Champion Mindset

  • The Power of Struggle

  • What it Takes to be Number One

  • Overcoming Adversity and Achieving New Levels of Success

  • The Power of Energy, Visualization and Interconnection

Feb 19, 2016: David hangs with Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke

Jan 2, 2016: El Paso times: Rodriguez plans to bring boxing comeback to EP

Dec 3, 2015: El Paso Proud: Rodriguez talks boxing, comeback, and long-term health

Nov 22, 2015: El Paso Times: Rodriguez scores first-round knockout

Nov 19, 2015: El Paso Times: David Rodriguez returns to the ring Saturday

Speaking engagements: David spoke at Cesar Chavez Academy Sept 28th, and on Sept 30th visited and spoke with the refugee children who are being detained in South and Central America.

September 23, 2015: Pop Trigger "David Rodriguez Announces Return To Boxing"


September 23, 2015: Pop Trigger "Heavyweight Champion Boxer David Nino Rodriguez On Fighting Bullies"

August 25, 2105: News Channel 9 El Paso "Boxer El Nino Talk Bullying"

August 9, 2015: David's interview on "The Red Booth"

August 3, 2015 Man's Life: To Fight or Not to Fight: Ex-Boxer Takes on Bullying and a Potential Comeback.

July 31, 2015 Breaking Dating: Dating and the Boxer on TradioV.com.

July 18, 2015 Hardline Talk discusses bullying and Brother James: Retribution.

July 6, 2015 Actors Entertainment: ActorsE Chat with Heavyweight Boxer and Actor David “Nino” Rodriguez.

July 2, 2015 CBS4: Former local boxing champ 'going Hollywood' EL PASO, Texas -- Former El Paso heavyweight boxer David Rodriguez is “going Hollywood.” “That’s what everybody seems to be saying about me,” said Rodriguez, who dropped by the CBS4 studios Thursday to talk about his latest movie... READ MORE

June 8, 2015 Inside Fitness: The Knife Attack That Will Change Bullying Forever.

By Anna Redman
Photo By Chad Alan

After surviving a brutal knife attack, professional boxer-turned-activist David “Nino” Rodriguez is tackling the persistent problem of bullying, head-on. Rodriguez chatted with Inside Fitness about his career, his anti-bullying strategies, and the attack that altered his life forever... READ MORE.


June 4, 2015 David and Kerri Kasem on KLOS' Heidi and Frank Show

May 31, 2105 - EsNewsReporting.com: Boxing Star Almost Killed In Nightclub Attack Now Ready To Get Back In Ring - EsNews

May 27, 2015 - David appears on AfterbuzzTV with host Jared Gilkerson. Discusses boxing, knife attack, anti-bullying campaign, and more.

It was honor receiving this reward on behalf of the El Paso community. Muchas gracias!!

It was honor receiving this reward on behalf of the El Paso community. Muchas gracias!!

May 19, 2015 9:00 am - El Paso Chihuahuas game against Fresno at Southwest University Park.  David Rodriguez will be speaking about his anti-bullying campaign with Kerri Kasem of the Kasem Cares FoundationEl Paso Times article.

May 20, 2015 - Wednesday 8:00 am KLAQ Interview | David and TV Radio Host: Kerri Kasem - daughter of Casey Kasem

May 20, 2015 - Henderson Middle School.  David will be speaking and presenting his award winning keynote presentation to 7th graders. Read the KfoxTV article.

Splash Magazine:  The Wushu Martial Arts Foundation Presents "The David 'Nino' Rodriguez Boxing Camp" - Helping Kids Have a Fighting Chance

May 14, 2015  LIFE WITH AWARENESS Guests David “Nino” Rodriguez & Zack Mirer

May 14, 2015 Cory Jenkins Show 

May 12, 2015 LA Talk Radio

May 11, 2015  Featured in June's @MostMagazine #Fitness issue: http://joom.ag/sAQp/p106#  

April 27, 2015

April 22, 2015 LA Talk Radio: The Sheena Metal Experience (David's segment begins at minute 71:00)

April 21, 2015 @RPomplun & me 2day on @PlayboyRadio #MansionMayhem http://PlayboyRadio.com 

June 12, 2014 El Paso boxer David Rodriguez talks being inducted into El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame

06/18/2013 Boxer, El Paso native David Rodriguez returns to ring after knife attack, injury

Watch out LA. @NinoBoxer's back in town & on a mission. #antibullying #JimCaviezel @MannyPacquiao #MayweatherPacquiao

Watch out LA. @NinoBoxer's back in town & on a mission. #antibullying #JimCaviezel @MannyPacquiao #MayweatherPacquiao

Corey Jenkins: one-on-one with professional heavyweight David "Nino" Rodriguez. We cover several topics including: 02:20 David's Boxing Career 14:48 2011 Knifing 28:11 A Shift

2012 - El Paso’s 6’5”, 240-pound undefeated heavyweight ended 2011 by knocking out Byron Polley to improve his record to 36-0.

2012 - El Paso’s 6’5”, 240-pound undefeated heavyweight ended 2011 by knocking out Byron Polley to improve his record to 36-0.

Heavyweight boxer David "Nino" Rodriguez (36-2, 34 KO) is interviewed by NewYorkFashionTimes.com at the Babes in Toyland Pet Edition charity event in Hollywood, CA. He dressed up in an Armani suit and Gucci loafers. His take on the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is simple: Pacquiao wins if Mayweather engages, otherwise Mayweather wins because he owns the judges.

Heavyweight boxer David Rodriguez sat down with Second Chance and told us how he got involved in boxing and what he has learned growing up. This is another segment to our upcoming show The Combat Realm.

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