Californian born, Alexis Rocha made a statement on March 19th when he stopped ‘The Flair’ Blair Cobbs in the 9th round. Even though Rocha has only lost 1 fight in his pro career it has still been seen as quite an upset taking his pro record now to 19-1-0.
Cobbs is usually a flashy and outspoken character with a pro record himself now of 15-1-1 however, Rocha didn’t seem to let the words of Cobbs phase him as he knocked Cobbs down in the 8th round and then went on to stop him inside the distance with 1 round still to go.
Since the fight, Alexis Rocha has been a hot topic in the Welterweight division and in an interview with Ak and Barak in the build-up for the Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe card, Rocha was asked to give some names of fighters he is looking at right now as potential opponents.
Rocha was quick to reply ” Michael McKinson is one of them”
Rocha then went on to mention how he would be willing to travel to the UK and fight in McKinson’s backyard.
Following on from Rocha revealing that he would like to fight McKinson, he was asked what his thoughts were on Conor Benn, and whether he felt that was the level of opposition he should be looking to fight.
Rocha responded ” oh I definitely want to challenge Conor Benn, a fight with him would elevate my career up”
Michael McKinson and Conor Benn are both very highly regarded by the UK boxing fans, so could we see Alexis Rocha fight one or both of them in the UK in the near future?.
We hope so!
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