Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez may only be 22 years old, but he’s already looking to take on the toughest challenges that are presented to him.
Earlier this year, Rodriguez stepped to fight Carlos Cuadras for the WBC Super Flyweight Championship when former titleholder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fell ill and was unable to compete. Not only did he win his first title at 22 years old, but he also put Cuadras on the canvas as well. Now, he’s looking for more.
Boxing Scene has reported that Rodriguez will now share the ring with two-time champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on June 25, 2022 at the Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. Sor Rungvisai will enter the ring looking with a record of 50-5-1 with 43 knockouts as he looks to regain the title for the third time. Meanwhile, Rodriguez is looking to potential elevate himself into pound-for-pound discussions as a 2000s baby in the year 2022.
“Fighting a guy like Rungvisai is going to bring me to a whole new level,” Rodriguez said earlier this week, according to Boxing Scene.
“They said it was a risk me challenging for a World title fight on short notice and now they say it’s a risk taking on a fighter like Rungvisai but this is what I want. These are the types of fights you need so you can be remembered by the fans long after your career is done.”