Michael "Lefty" Brooks entered the ring for the first time in two years on April 17. After suffering his first two career losses, both against good opposition, Brooks took a small step in reclaiming his past position as a climbing contender.
In Gimnasio Pedro Cruz in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Brooks defeated Oscar Rodriguez on points. This was Michael's first scheduled four-rounder since 2011.
Rodriguez's record doesn't induce intimidation. After the loss to Brooks, he's 1-14 and has been stopped ten times. But all of his fight have been against opponents with winning records.
Brooks is now 11-2-1 with one KO.