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Jesse Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
WBC Flyweight Championship Main Event Bout
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – 08:00 PM EDT at Tech Port Arena
Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez Profile
Joining his brother Joshua “Professor” Franco (WBA super-flyweight champion) amongst the boxing elite, 22-year-old Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) became the youngest world champion when stepping up on short notice to defeat Carlos Cuadras for the vacant title on a mere five days' notice.
The Texan young blood was initially set to face Fernando Diaz on the undercard. Still, when Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was forced to withdraw due to an illness, Rodriguez risked it all to clash with a savvy veteran in Cuadras.
During his amateur boxing tenure, Rodriguez captured multiple U.S. Youth Championships, the U.S. Junior Open Tournament, and a silver medal in the Junior World Championships. Since turning pro, he’s embodied a winning spirit with a technical boxing output even the most experienced fighters haven’t been able to handle.
Rodriguez has remained undefeated with a 15-0 record and has exceeded the expectations of a 22-year-old, accomplishing goals far beyond what his infant years would suggest. However, he must now face the daunting power of Thailand’s Rungvisai, who’s returning to put a claim on the title he once owned.
Jesse Rodriguez Best Available Odds: (-435) with Bovada
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Profile
Thirteen year’s a senior of his weekend opponent, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-5-1, 43 KOs), owns a wealth of experience. Although he’ll be faced with youthful attributes and a rising star in Rodriguez, the Thai native will be more than confident in his fight-ending ability.
Rungvisai boasts thirteen years of professional boxing experience and has knocked out 43 opponents during this time. “The Rat King” loves to trade punch for punch, and as you can tell by his record, he’s often the fighter who comes out on top of those exchanges.
He’s undoubtedly the hardest hitter in the division, but he’s slowing down in other areas of the fight game, which could be a concern.
Currently ranked as the No.1 boxer by The Ring at 115lbs – behind champion Juan Francisco Estrada – we can’t overlook the power puncher despite his age. Still, a 15-month layoff could be an issue when brushing off the ring rust against such a young and imposing opponent.
Rodriguez vs. Rungvisai Fight Breakdown
How Can Rodriguez Defeat Rungvisai?
Rodriguez is a complete fighter. With speed, sound footwork, excellent defense, power in both hands – specifically his left hook – and a level of ring IQ that exceeds many veterans, he has the tools to outwit and outperform the aging Rungvisai.
The game plan is simple, don’t stand and trade with Rungvisai; stick and move on the outside, remain composed, and the fight will become a lopsided affair in favor of the champion.
How Can Rungvisai Defeat Rodriguez?
The task at hand for Rungvisai is undoubtedly more challenging than that of his opponent. The Thai star will need to bait his opponent into the pocket and withdraw an over-engaging slugfest to find that finishing blow.
With an exact opposite blueprint to Rodriguez, it will be a KO/TKO or bust situation for the challenger. Rungvisai will need to impose his power, or he’ll be in for a long night of dropping rounds to the more precise and nimbler boxer in Rodriguez.
Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Betting Pick
The available odds at BMR's top-rated sportsbooks and betting sites favor Rodriguez with a -435 moneyline, making him a heavy favorite.
I rarely agree with playing these overly juiced boxing moneyline wagers, but I struggle to envision a world where Rodriguez doesn’t win this fight.
Rodriguez knows precisely what he has to do to win this fight, he isn’t going to make the mistake of giving Rungvisai a dog fight, and we should expect a 12-round decision victory for the Texan native.
Rodriguez vs. Rungvisai Result: Rodriguez to win on points.
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