Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez & Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev by KO!

Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, WBC World Tremendous Flyweight champion, made his first protection by stopping Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand in eight rounds. In the same feature, Uzbekistan’s Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev stopped California’s Ronny Rios, WBA number one, in twelve rounds. The fights took place at the Tech Port Environment over DAZN.

In the main event, WBC World Tremendous Flyweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez of San Antonio, TX, stopped Srisket Sor Rungvisai, a former two-time WBC Tremendous Fly World Champion. The bout ended in the eighth round of the scheduled 12 rounds. It was an interesting fight for boxing fans including boxing wagering enthusiasts. If you normally wager on boxing you can utilize the LeoVegas bonus code for Ontario to kickstart your wagering ventures.

So, how did it go down?

During the first round, Rungvisai was dominant. However, in the final half-minute, Rodriguez finished stronger. The fighters took turns getting the best of each other in the second round. The action kept going back and forth in the third and fourth rounds, with Rodriguez landing more.

The 22-year-old Rodriguez showed angles in the fifth and sixth rounds and outworked and out-landed Rungvisai. His efforts saw him score a knockdown early in the seventh round when Rungvisai’s glove touched the canvas forcing the Referee to rule a knockdown. During the eighth round, Rodriguez landed several unanswered punches, which forced the referee to call a halt.

In the co-main event, Murodjon Akhmadaliev, WBA and IBF World Super Bantamweight champion, stopped Ronny Rios, WBA number 1 ranked, in the 12th round despite having an injured left hand.

During the first round, a solid punch from Akhmadaliev rocked Rios. In the fourth round, Akhmadaliev hurt Rios badly, and in the sixth round, Akhmadaliev landed left uppercuts to the chin as Ros kept coming forward, holding his hands high. Ros failed to pull the trigger, was outlanded 2-1, and lost all six rounds.

Rios finally started landing punches in the seventh round, taking a close round. During the eighth and ninth rounds, despite a possible hurt left hand, Akhmadaliev landed right hooks relentlessly to Rio’s chin. In the tenth round, Rios came out, landed a right on the chin, and could have won his second round. Southpaw Akhmadaliev controlled the eleventh round with his jabs and right hooks.

Midway through the 12th round, Akhmadakiev dropped the sucker punch in the form of three left uppercuts dropping Rios for an 8-count from the Referee Rafael Ramos. When he got back to his feet, Akhmadaliev was all over him, forcing the referee to call a halt. This win should set up a unified fight with Stephen “Cool Boy” Fulton, Philly’s WBC and WBO unbeaten champion.

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