Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai - Boxing: All You Need to Know
Boxing's youngest world champion returns to the ring this weekend as Jesse Rodriguez defends his WBC super flyweight belt against former two-time champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
Rodriguez became a world champion in February by beating Carlos Cuadras and he has wasted no time in making his first defence.
What: Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Where: Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas
When: 04:00am, Sunday 26th June 2022
How to watch: DAZN
Odds: Rodriguez 1.20, Rungvisai 4.50, Draw 19.00
When is Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
American Rodriguez will defend his title for the first time in the early hours of Sunday 26th June.
What time is Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
The main card is scheduled to get under way at 01:00am, while the main event ringwalks are pencilled in for 04:00am. These timings may change, though, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
Where is Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
This weekend's fight takes place at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas, which will be a home fight for Rodriguez, who was born in the area.
Can I watch Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on TV?
This weekend's card will be streamed live on DAZN in over 200 countries, excluding Mexico and Latin America.
Who is the favourite for Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
As defending champion, Rodriguez has been listed as a 1.20 favourite for his first defence. The 22-year-old has less experience than his rival, and Rungvisai is as big as 4.50, despite already holding the WBC belt.
Are there any belts on the line for Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
Yes, Rodriguez will defend his WBC strap against Thailand's Rungvisai, who last held the belt in 2019. Wangek should have fought for the belt in February against Cuadras, but he withdrew due to illness.
That allowed Rodriguez to swoop in and Rungvisai will hope to prove he deserves the belt this weekend.
What is Jesse Rodriguez's record?
Rodriguez's record remains a perfect one, with the 22-year-old yet to lose since turning professional in 2017. He has won 15 fights so far, with ten of those victories coming inside the scheduled distance.
Only five fighters have been able to hear the final bell and he looks set for a bright future at the top of the sport.
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What is Srisaket Sor Rungvisai's record?
While Rodriguez is just starting to enjoy his best years, Rungvisai is coming to the end of his career at 35. He has held several world titles at super-flyweight, including The Ring magazine belt between 2018-2019.
Rungvisai lost three of his first five fights, but he then enjoyed a 26-fight winning streak before losing to Cuadras in 2014. His most recent defeat came at the hands of Juan Francisco Estrada in 2019, but Rungvisai has already established himself as one of the best super-flyweights of all time.
He has won 50 of his 56 fights, 43 of those by knockout, while only tasting defeat on five occasions.
Who is on the undercard for Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai?
There are several world title fights taking place on the undercard, with Julio Cesar Martinez defending his WBC flyweight title against McWilliams Arroyo.
Earlier in the evening, Murodjon Akhmadaliev will defend his IBF/WBA junior featherweight honours against Ronny Rios, while Jessica McCaskill defends all four of her world titles against Alma Ibarra.
Raymond Ford tackles Richard Medina Jr; Marc Castro will square off against Omar Castillo, while Nikita Ababiy tackles Noe Larios Jr.