WBC Super Flyweight champion Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) plans to live up to the hype created after his sensational performance against Carlos Cuadras.
Back in February the 22-year-old shone throughout every round of the 12 he used to beat the former title holder.
Rodriguez has plans to move back down to flyweight before returning to 115lbs but first he has business to take care of. A first defence against two-time Chocolatito Gonzalez conqueror Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-5-1, 43 KOs) on Saturday night which headlines Eddie Hearn’s bumper card in San Antonio.
In a Matchroom press release Rodriguez said:
“I’ve seen a lot on social media saying I am the new Choccy and that’s a lot of motivation and I want to live up to the hype.”
“Rungvisai has been in with the best and beating him would really boost my confidence and skyrocket my career. I feel a lot stronger than I did against Cuadras. That wasn’t a fluke, I want to show I am the real deal.”
“It’s possibly the toughest test you could face in a first defence of my title but like with the Cuadras fight, I had no hesitation because I am here to takeover.”
The Texan southpaw then named a host of fighters he would like to face between flyweight and super flyweight:
“There’s so many good fighters, I’d love to fight Estrada and Chocolatito and then at 112lbs there’s Julio Cesar Martinez (who also fights on Saturday), Sunny Edwards, Junto Nakatani; there’s so many great names and I would love to fight them all.”