Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona
9pm ET DAZN
Bouts 2 - Updated Tue, Aug 15 2023
The flyweight unification clash between Sunny Edwards and Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez is set to headline a DAZN show on December 16 at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. This venue has significantly invested in boxing in recent times and will host what could potentially be the culminating big fight of a sensational year for the sport. This bout will mark Sunny Edwards' debut in the U.S. He aims to defend his IBF title for the fifth time, a championship he secured after a commanding victory over long-reigning titlist Moruti Mthalane in April 2021. In his latest match, the vocal British fighter triumphed over undefeated contender Andres Campos in a twelve-round decision on June 10 at OVO Arena Wembley in London. On the other side, Jesse Rodriguez (18-0, 11KOs) also climbed up to the flyweight division with the clear goal of uniting it entirely. To chase after this aspiration, he relinquished his WBC junior bantamweight title. Taking a crucial step towards his dream, Rodriguez claimed the vacant WBO flyweight title by defeating Cristian Gonzalez over twelve rounds on April 8 in his hometown of San Antonio.