Boxing’s youngest current world champion highlights a loaded card on Saturday for his first title defense as Jesse Rodriguez puts his WBC super flyweight belt on the line as he takes on former two-time WBC titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai from Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. The event can be seen worldwide, live, and exclusively on DAZN (excluding Thailand and Uzbekistan).
Two more world title fights are on the bill as Murodjon Akhmadaliev defends his IBF and WBA (super) super bantamweight titles against Ronny Rios, and undisputed women’s welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill puts all four of her belts on the line when she faces Alma Ibarra.
Rungvisai was supposed to square off with Carlos Cuadras for the vacant WBC title in February. But, about a week before the fight, Rungvisai had to bow out due to suffering an illness. Rodriguez, already on the undercard, stepped up to the plate. The 22-year-old dropped Cuadras on his way to a decision win to claim the first major world title of his career. Now, he returns to his hometown as a world champion.
Rungvisai hasn’t competed in the United States since losing his WBC strap to Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2019. His last three bouts have occurred in his native Thailand. He makes his return to the U.S. in search of becoming a three-time WBC champion.
It’s an exciting night of championship action and DAZN News will have live coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET.