Jesse Rodriguez Surrenders Super Flyweight Title, Will Return To 112
American professional boxer Jesse Rodriguez (17-0, 11 KOs) is set to vacate his super flyweight title.
WBC made an announcement that the 22-year-old will surrender his flyweight title after consecutive title defenses so he can compete at 112 pounds.
Rodriguez was establishing himself as a flyweight contender as he regularly weighed below 110 lbs. However, he changed his fortunes by stepping up against Carlos Cuadras for the vacant 115-lb title.
He followed that win by dominating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in one of the most impressive individual performances of the year. He made it a hat trick of wins by getting a tough decision win over Israel Gonzalez.
According to the reports, the American will try to go for the WBO flyweight belt, which is set to be vacated by Junto Nakatani when he makes his flyweight debut against Francisco Rodriguez Jr.
If the WBO approves his request, he will face Cristian Gonzalez for the title.