Jesse Rodriguez says he’ll stay as much as the hype and show he’s able to take over the Tremendous-Flyweight division when he comes dwelling to San Antonio and defends his WBC World title towards Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on the Tech Port Enviornment on Saturday evening, stay worldwide on DAZN.
Rodriguez (15-0 10 KOs) gained the title in gorgeous trend, taking over Carlos Cuadras at simply six days’ discover and flooring the previous ruler within the third spherical with a devastating higher lower en-route to a large factors win.
Victory noticed ‘Bam’ topped the youngest energetic World champion within the sport and followers and pundits alike have been fast to anoint the 22 yr outdated as the way forward for the 115lbs division and extra; however as Rodriguez prepares to face one other large check within the form of Thai king Rungvisai, he says he can carry that weight of expectation with ease and can show he’s the learn deal.
“Lots of people have eyes on me now and they’re taking a look at me to take over the division,” stated Rodriguez. “I’ve seen rather a lot on social media saying I’m the brand new Choccy and that’s a variety of motivation and I need to stay as much as the hype.
“Rungvisai has been in with the very best and beating him would actually increase my confidence and skyrocket my profession. I really feel rather a lot stronger than I did towards Cuadras. That wasn’t a fluke, I need to present I’m the actual deal.
“It’s probably the hardest check you possibly can face in a primary protection of my title however like with the Cuadras struggle, I had no hesitation as a result of I’m right here to takeover.
“I need to see how the struggle goes. We do have plans to go all the way down to 112lbs and win a World title there, and hopefully unify and develop into undisputed, after which come again to 115lbs.
“There’s so many good fighters, I’d like to struggle Estrada and Chocolatito after which at 112lbs there’s Julio Cesar Martinez, Sunny Edwards, Junto Nakatani; there’s so many nice names and I’d like to struggle all of them.”
Rodriguez’s conflict with Rungvisai is a part of a monster evening of World title motion in ‘Bam’s’ San Antonio hometown, with three extra World title fights additionally on deck.
Julio Cesar Martinez (18-2 14 KOs) and McWilliams Arroyo (21-4 16 KOs) decide up the place they left off from their curtailed firefight for Martinez’s WBC World Flyweight title, IBF and WBA World Tremendous-Bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev defend his titles towards Ronny Rios and undisputed Welterweight ruler Jessica McCaskill (11-2 4 KOs) makes the third protection of all her marbles at 147lbs towards Alma Ibarra (10-1, 4 KOs).
Raymond Ford (11-0-1 6 KOs) will face unbeaten native expertise Richard Medina (13-0 7 KOs) for his WBA Continental Americas Featherweight strap and the IBF North American belt, Nikita Ababiy (11-0 6 KOs) fights for the primary time in 2022 towards Noe Larrios Jr (14-1 6 KOs) over eight rounds at Middleweight, Large hitting Gentle-Heavyweight Khalil Coe (3-0-1 2 KOs) is again in motion in his fourth paid outing and takes on unbeaten Dominican Joaquin Berroa Lugo (3-0 2 KOs) over six rounds.