Jesse Rodriguez Vs. Srisaket Sor Rungisai Set For June twenty fifth Showdown

Posted on 04/26/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Jesse Rodriguez believed that gradual and regular was the suitable technique to go about his profession. However, the previous flyweight contender noticed a possibility too good to move up.

With Srisaket Sor Rungisai compelled to withdraw from his February fifth ring look resulting from sickness, Rodriguez overtly accepted a brief discover alternative towards Carlos Cuadras for the vacant tremendous flyweight title. Though the 22-year-old was initially greatly surprised by the provide, he eagerly accepted. In consequence, Rodriguez made oddsmakers eat their phrases as he went on to dominate the previous champion.

Following his victory, Rodriguez appeared not sure about his rapid future. Whereas he completely loved being labeled as a world champion, Rodriguez expressed a want to return to the flyweight division. After pondering his subsequent transfer, nonetheless, Rodriguez has formally determined to retain his world title and proceed his profession as a full-fledged tremendous flyweight. For the primary protection of his newly gained title, Rodriguez will tackle the person who misplaced his unique alternative.

On June twenty fifth, on the Tech Port Area in San Antonio, Rodriguez and Rungvisai will battle in the primary occasion. Contemplating the previous multiple-time champion’s intensive resume, Rodriguez is properly conscious of the risks Rungvisai presents. Nonetheless, whereas he is perhaps seen as his stiffest check, Rodriguez is chomping on the bit.

“Preventing a man like Rungvisai goes to carry me to a complete new degree,” mentioned Rodriguez. “He’s an incredible fighter however that is my time now. You must take dangers on this sport, that’s what particular fighters do. They mentioned it was a threat me difficult for a World title battle on brief discover and now they are saying it’s a risk-taking on a fighter like Rungvisai however that is what I need. These are the forms of fights you want so that you could be remembered by the followers lengthy after your profession is completed.”

Unsurprisingly, Rungvisai joined Rodriguez in his pleasure. Previous to being compelled to withdraw from his showdown towards Cuadras, Rungvisai was the winner of three consecutive bouts, two of which got here by way of stoppage. Finally, the top objective for the Thailand product isn’t solely to reign as soon as extra as tremendous flyweight champion however to endlessly etch his identify within the historical past books.

“I’m very excited for this chance to battle for the WBC World title,” mentioned Rungvisai. “I shall be at my finest to win the WBC World title and turn into the primary 3 times WBC World champion within the historical past of Thailand. Thanks a lot to Matchroom, DAZN, and the WBC for this chance.”

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