Jesse Rodriguez Becomes Boxing’s Youngest World Champion
Jesse Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KO) has gained a massive victory by thwarting tough champion Carlos Cuadras (39-5-1, 27 KO) in a title showdown.
Cuadras brought his A-game against the 22-year-old, but it wasn’t just enough as Rodriguez ended up clinching his WBC super flyweight title and became the youngest titlist at present.
Two judges scored the contest 117-110, while the other gave it 115-113, all for the challenger.
Rodriguez began the contest positively and seemed confident right from the get-go. Cuadras, on the other hand, was looking to work on landing hooks to the body.
Things became difficult for the fighters in the third round when Rodriguez knocked down the then champ with an uppercut. Cuadras stood up and fought back to win the remaining round.
The fight was full of outstanding punches from both fighters.
The splendid use of setups, swift movement, and angles by Rodriguez during the whole fight was praiseworthy. Cuadras also tried hard with his landing hooks to the body and uppercuts.
In a post statement of the fight, Rodriguez admitted that the veteran boxer gave him a run for his money.