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- Jesse Rodriguez defends his WBC Super Flyweight title against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on June 25
- This will be the first title defense for Rodriguez after winning the title in February
There will be a big night of boxing in Texas on June 25 as Jesse Rodriguez defends the WBC Super Flyweight title for the first time. His opponent will be the very experienced Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who has won 50 of his 56 professional fights.
Schedule Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
- When: Saturday, June 25, 2022
- Where: Tech Port Arena, Texas
- How to watch: DAZN
Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Vegas odds
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The latest Vegas odds for the WBC Super Flyweight Grudge Match have yet to be released, but bookmark this page and come back for updated odds.
Rodriguez faces the biggest test
There is no doubt that this fight will be the most important of Jesse Rodriguez’s career to date. The 22-year-old only turned pro in 2017 and was dominant in his first fight against Mauricio Cruz winning by unanimous decision after four rounds. The southpaw is currently considered the fifth best light flyweight in the world by The Ring and the eighth best junior bantamweight by TBRB. Rodriguez had the ability evident from his days as an amateur and was a silver medalist at the World Junior Championships in 2015.
To date, he is 15-0, with ten of his wins by knockout. He had an extremely dominant run between March 2019 and October 2021, as he won all six fights he had at distance. It set him up for a world title shot against Carlos Cuadras in Arizona in February of this year. There were definitely some nerves that night, but he managed to get the unanimous decision victory.
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Rungvisai Praise Experience
It will be a huge test for Rodriguez this weekend as he comes up against a rival with plenty of professional experience. The Thai boxer will enter the ring for the 57e time against the defending champion, and the experience will certainly not be too much for Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. The 35-year-old has been involved in big world title fights throughout his career and has previously held the WBC super flyweight title twice. He also held the lineal titles between 2018 and 2019.
He lost the titles to Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2019 after a unanimous decision went against him. However, he returned to the ring a year later with a win over Amnat Ruenroeng. He has since stopped Jomar Fajardo and Kwanthai Sithmorseng to set up a third shot at a world title.
Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Pick and Prediction
It could be a coming-of-age night for Jesse Rodriguez, as he defends his title against the former champion. The 22-year-old appears to be on an upward curve, and we could see him take out the former champion and take the unanimous decision victory.