At 23 years old, southpaw phenom Alexis Rocha has wasted no time in his pursuit of boxing gold and glory. The brother of Ronny Rios, Rocha was the youngest fighter to win a gold medal at the Junior Olympics at 14 years old in 2012 and caught the attention of the boxing world as he continued on to become a six-time national champion during his amateur career.
After his standout amateur career, Rocha turned professional and signed with Golden Boy in January 2016. Rocha made an electrifying professional debut in March 2016, knocking out Jordan Rosario at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Rocha followed up that performance with an equally exciting first-round knockout against Abdel Vera on May 6, 2016, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his third fight of 2016, Rocha faced Anthony Woods on June 4 on the Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Going all four-rounds for the first time, Rocha secured a unanimous decision with scores of 40-36 from all three judges. Rocha went on to take home two victories in early 2017 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, winning in a unanimous decision against Cesar Valenzuela. Rocha then went on to close out 2017 with two knock out victories against Esau Herrera and Pascula Salgado.
In March 2018, Rocha took on Miguel Dumas, where he earned himself the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Rocha continued his winning streak as he closed out 2018, defeating Carlos Ortiz Cervantes. In his first fight of 2019, Rocha defended his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title against Shoki Sakai at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. In July and December, Rocha defeated his titled twice against Berlin Abreu and Roberto Valenzuela Jr.
Rocha will defend his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title once again against Brad Solomon in a 10-round 147-pound clash at the special Valentine’s Day event on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.