Sunny Edwards Challenges Bam Rodriguez to a Showdown at 112!
WBC super flyweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (16-0, 11KO) got the biggest win of his career against former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-6-1, 43KO). Yet his next move is going back down to flyweight. IBF champion “Showtime” Sunny (18-0, 4KO) Edwards is already calling to fight him next.
Bam took a risk moving up two divisions to challenge former champion Carlos Cuadras for the vacant WBC title. Originally, Rungvisai was going to fight Cuadras before coming down with COVID-19. A sidelined Rungvisai had to watch Rodriguez box his way into a clean unanimous decision on February 5. Crowned the new champion, Bam decided to stay in the division and defend the title against Rungvisai.
Bam turned in the performance of a lifetime by stopping Rungvisai, a feat that hadn’t been done since 2009. Now officially a star in the sport, the Texan has indicated going down to flyweight. He intends to lett his brother, WBA Regular champion Joshua Franco, take over the division.
NEW CHALLENGES AT FLYWEIGHT
There are a few mouth-watering fights at flyweight against champions like Julio Cesar Martinez (WBC), Artem Dalakian (WBA), and Junto Nakatani (WBO). Yet, IBF champion Sunny Edwards is on the hunt for the fight and is all over social media campaigning to be next.
Edwards has been chasing a big-name fight since defeating Moruti Mthalane back in 2021. He was aggressively seeking to fight Martinez but missed the opportunity when the WBC champion took a fight with multi-divisional champion Roman Gonzalez.
With Rodriguez talking about coming down, the IBF champion did not hesitate to cast a bid for the fight with back-to-back posts on social media.
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By: Garrisson Bland