Bam Rodriguez stops Sor Rungvisai in eight

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Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

WBC super flyweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (16-0, 11 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round TKO over former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-6-1, 43 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. The classy Rodriguez outboxed the menacing Sor Rungvisai in every round. “Bam” dropped Sor Rungvisai in round seven and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches in round eight. Time was 1:50.

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  • Bam has a chance to be special imo. 22 years old, 16 fights in and has a pair of wins like that. He’s about to have a great career. If they strip Martinez, go down to 112 and fight Arroyo in the fall.

    • When a fighter say’s “THEY’RE SPECIAL” I tend to tune out. So what? He beat a 35 year old boxer at the twilight of his career! That’s “special?”

  • Jesse Rodriguez better stay at 115 where there are some money fights with Chocolatito Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada, but if decides to go down to Flyweight, I would love to see Bam Rodriguez vs Junto Nakatani

  • Congratulations to Bam, a real potential superstar, who will be a favorite to beat the chocolatito-Estrada winner and possibly set up a Monster showdown at 118. This kid has it all. I would also like to congratulate Sor, a true warrior and a role model for anyone who is down and out. This man was so poor he ate out of a dumpster, only won one of his first 5 fights, and wound up becoming one of the most feared fighters in the division’s history. He was bested tonight but he went down swinging. I hope he retires and enjoys his hard earned money. God bless Champ.

    • Isn’t Inoue likely moving up after an undisputed fight? It sure if Bam and Inoue will cross paths.

      • Yep. And Rodriguez is talking about moving down, Hearn was even talking about 108. I don’t think that fight happens.

  • Agreed with all comments here. He is a heck of a young fighter. I must say I would like him tonight a younger fighter with just as much skills than a 35 year old who hasn’t fought in almost a year and a half. Great performance regardless and he will for sure get more highlight victories

  • Real good performance. If he keeps this up and stays active he can be a big regional draw in the Southwest

  • It was impressive to see his boxing skills on display and also be effective with power to stop rungvisai. Also relatively humble compared to some so called “champions” out there. I see a bright future for Bam.

  • Sor touched him a few times and the kid held up well. The kid has the makings for a superstar.

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