Junior bantamweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez defended his WBC title against former champion Srisaketh Soor Rungvisai at the main event of the DAZN show at the Tech Port Arena (8 ppm ET) in San Antonio on Saturday. The card includes two more title fights.
Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KO) of San Antonio won the belt in February with an impressive unanimous victory over veteran Carlos Cuadras.
In 2017-2018, Thailand’s Thor Rungvisai (50-5-1, 43 KO) defeated Roman “Chocolateto” Gonzalez (twice) and Juan Francisco Estrada in back-to-back fights in 2017-2018. He lost the title again in a match against Estrada a year later, but won three fights in a row with the last two stops to set the stage against Rodriguez.
In the co-main event, Murodjon Akhmadaliev defended his IBF and WBA “Super” Junior Featherweight titles against Ronnie Rios.
Akhmadaliyev of Uzbekistan (10-0, 7 KOS) won the title in 2020 with a unanimous victory over Daniel Roman and made two successful saves.
This is her second challenge for the junior featherweight belt, for Rios (33-3, 16 KO) of Compton, California. In 2017, he lost a decision from Ray Vargas.
Also on the cards, Jessica McCaskill is defending her welterweight undisputed championship against Alma Ibara.
McCaskill (11-2, 4 KO) of Chicago, Illinois defeated veteran Cecilia Brechus to win all four belts in 2020. He has defended the title twice, including the match against Brechus.
Stay tuned for live results and analysis.
Still to come:
Title fight: Jesse Rodriguez Franco v Sreesaketh Sur Rungavisai, Rodriguez’s WBC Junior Bantamweight Championship Round 12
Title fight: Akhmadaliev’s IBF Junior Featherweight title and WBA “Super” Junior Featherweight title winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev v Ronnie Rios
Title fight: Jessica McCaskill v. 10 rounds for Alma Ibara, McCaskill’s WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO women’s welterweight titles
Raymond Ford v. Richard Medina, 10 rounds, featherweight
Nikita Ababi vs. No Larios Jr., Round 8, Junior Middleweight
Jesus Martinez vs. Kevin Monroe, Round 4, Bantamweight