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All You Need To Know Jesse Rodriguez’s Big Weekend Win

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All You Need To Know Jesse Rodriguez’s Big Weekend Win

Welcome to the Fight Freaks Unite recap podcast coming off the weekend. There was one notable card with a variety of fights that was headlined by WBC junior bantamweight titlist Jesse Rodriguez’s first defense against former two-time champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Rodriguez’s hometown of San Antonio. The Matchroom Boxing card on DAZN also featured two other world title bouts.

You’ll find our thoughts and analysis right here by clicking play below,

Here’s what we discussed on this episode (in order):

An update on our vintage Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield I hat away.

Brief talk about the infamous Tyson-Holyfield II bite fight, whose 25th anniversary is on Tuesday and why we talked about basketball broadcasting legend Dick Vitale is relation to it? It’s one of the most bizarre and still talked about outcomes in the history of the sport and I’ve got some insight on why Holyfield trading a piece of his ear to retain the heavyweight crown ended up being worth it?

Plus, we have a full break down of “Bam” Rodriguez’s supremely impressive domination and knockout of Sor Rungvisai and the future of boxing’s youngest world titleholder.

We also discuss the impressive performance of unified junior featherweight titlist Murodjon Akhmadaliev, who stopped mandatory challenger Ronny Rios in the 12th round despite a hand injury that hampered him for most of the fight. Will we see Akhmadaliev and Stephen Fulton Jr. square off for the undisputed title in a mach both sides say they want?

We have a quick mention of undisputed women’s welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill’s one-sided third-round stoppage of Alma Ibarra on the under card.

And, what about the good performance from featherweight Raymond Ford, who easily handled then-unbeaten Richard Medina to shake off the poor performance he had in a generous split decision win in February.

Please give it a listen and rate and subscribe as well. Thank you and enjoy!

Since 2000, award-winning reporter Dan Rafael has covered boxing full time and been ringside for thousands of fights, first for five years at USA Today and then for 15 years at ESPN, where he wrote and appeared on various television, radio and streaming programs. In 2013, Dan was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the Nat Fleischer award for career excellence in boxing journalism. Dan brings his great insight to the Big Fight Weekend site, podcast and more!

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