Bam Rodriguez targets 115-lb. “legends,” flyweight boss Junto Nakatani after Sor Rungvisai win

Bam Rodriguez targets 115-lb. “legends,” flyweight boss Junto Nakatani after Sor Rungvisai win Bam Rodriguez's eight-round stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is one of the best performances of 2022. Photo by Melina Pizano/Matchroom 27 Jun by Francisco Salazar The boxing world is still buzzing from Jesse Rodriguez’s impressive knockout win over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Saturday night at the Tech Port Arena in Rodriguez’s hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Before a raucous and sold-out crowd, Rodriguez broke down Rungvisai, dropping him once before ending matters in the eighth round. The win over the hard-hitting former Ring/WBC champion was Rodriguez’s first defense of the WBC world junior bantamweight title. “(Rungvisai) was the hardest puncher I’ve ever been in the ring with (thus far),” said Rodriguez, who signed a promotional extension with Matchroom Boxing, it was announced on Monday. Rodriguez (16-0, 11 knockouts) is co-promoted by Japan-based Teiken Promotions. The future is bright

Bam Rodriguez targets 115-lb. “legends,” flyweight boss Junto Nakatani after Sor Rungvisai win

Bam Rodriguez targets 115-lb. “legends,” flyweight boss Junto Nakatani after Sor Rungvisai win

Bam Rodriguez's eight-round stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is one of the best performances of 2022. Photo by Melina Pizano/Matchroom
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Jun
by Francisco Salazar

The boxing world is still buzzing from Jesse Rodriguez’s impressive knockout win over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Saturday night at the Tech Port Arena in Rodriguez’s hometown of San Antonio, Texas.

Before a raucous and sold-out crowd, Rodriguez broke down Rungvisai, dropping him once before ending matters in the eighth round. The win over the hard-hitting former Ring/WBC champion was Rodriguez’s first defense of the WBC world junior bantamweight title.

“(Rungvisai) was the hardest puncher I’ve ever been in the ring with (thus far),” said Rodriguez, who signed a promotional extension with Matchroom Boxing, it was announced on Monday. Rodriguez (16-0, 11 knockouts) is co-promoted by Japan-based Teiken Promotions.