22-Year-Old Champion Jesse Bam Rodriguez Continues to Impress


This past weekend Jesse Bam Rodriguez defended his WBC super flyweight world title for the first time against former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai; who has two victories over boxing legend and four-division champion, Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez.

‘Bam’ Rodriguez’s record currently stands at 16-0 (11 KOs) and while only at the age of 22 his future is looking bright. 

Jesse Bam Rodriguez

Rodriguez had previously won the title after moving up to super flyweight, on short notice, for the vacant WBC super flyweight world championship against Carlos Cuadras. ‘Bam’ would win the title by unanimous decision in the twelve-round championship bout. 

This past weekend there was no need for the judges in Rodriguez’s first defence of his WBC super flyweight belt.

The bout took place in Rodriguez’s hometown of San Antonio, Texas and to the joy of the fans in attendance Rodriguez put on an impressive performance over the former world champion. ‘Bam’ would go on to drop Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the 7th and would proceed to finish the fight in the 8th, after the referee had seen enough, following a flurry of punches from ‘Bam’.

Rodriguez was emotional after such a significant victory in front of his hometown fans, falling to the floor in celebration after the fight was stopped. 

Jesse Bam Rodriguez

Rodriguez sees himself moving back down to his former division and claiming titles in that division. Current IBF flyweight champion, 26-year-old Sunny Edwards has already staked his claim for wanting to fight Rodriguez next.

With both men going back and forth on Twitter. It would be an exciting showdown between two young and undefeated champions with Edwards boasting a record of 18-0. 

No matter what is for next Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez, with the skills he already possesses at the young age of 22 years old, his potential is some of the greatest in the whole sport and has a bright future in either division he chooses to return to. 

By Max Rhoades

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