A hard cutoff time is set up in the subsequent stage of Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez’s quest for turning into a two-division champion.
The World Boxing Association (WBO) has formally relegated a ten-day discussion period for the empty flyweight title battle between San Antonio’s Rodriguez (17-0, 11KOs) and Mexico’s Cristian Gonzalez (15-1, 5KOs). The session was recently endorsed and requested by the WBO on October 27 during its yearly show held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the two players currently educated to settle by November 14 to stay away from a satchel bid hearing.
“According to the command gave by the WBO during its 35th Yearly Show on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, it is thusly requested that the gatherings in this started talks to fill the opening at the Flyweight division,” WBO Title Board of trustees executive Luis Batista-Salas told the two players by means of true letter, a duplicate of which was gotten by BoxingScene.com. “Subsequently, the gatherings are allowed 10 endless supply of this notice letter to arrange and agree, or satchel bid procedures will be requested per WBO Guidelines of Big showdown Challenges.”
Rodriguez is addressed by co-advertisers Teiken Advancements and Matchroom Boxing, while Gonzalez battles under Felix ‘Tutico’ Zabala’s Elite player Boxing flag.
As recently detailed by BoxingScene.com, Rodriguez made a trip to San Juan to argue his case for a prompt shot at turning into a two-division champion. The 22-year-old rising star cleared the WBC junior bantamweight title on Wednesday to show his obligation to drop down in weight and mission at flyweight.
The move came related to Japan’s Junto Nakatani (24-0, 18KOs) consenting to give up the WBO flyweight title he’d held for a long time. Nakatani refered to a failure to any longer make the 112-pound limit as the explanation, without further ado prior to being named as the main competitor in the WBO junior bantamweight rankings.
As announced by BoxingScene.com on Friday, Nakatani will next challenge the victor of the December 31 WBA/WBO junior bantamweight unification session between Joshua Franco (18-1-2, 8KOs) and Kazuto Ioka (29-2, 15KOs).
Rodriguez guaranteed the WBC belt in a twelve-round prevail upon previous titlist Carlos Cuadras on February 5 in Phoenix, Arizona. The success came on only multi week’s notification, having supplanted previous double cross winner Srisaket Sor Rungvisai who he proceeded to face and take out in the eighth round of their June 25 DAZN main event in his San Antonio old neighborhood.
The aggressive 2022 mission saw a fast circle back, with Rodriguez getting back to guard his title on the September 17 undercard of the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez-Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin set of three conflict in Las Vegas. Rodriguez crushed double cross title challenger Israel Gonzalez through consistent choice, however with the exhausting timetable and the surprisingly hard battle provoking the fighter and his group to make it his last episode of the year.
Gonzalez was recently positioned number-one however stays in line to challenge for the now empty title. The 23-year-old from Tultitlan, Mexico has won nine in succession since a split choice loss in May 2019 which fills in as his solitary vocation imperfection.
Included among Gonzalez’s run is a ten-round bring home over previous championship challenger Saul ‘Child’ Juarez last June and a couple of early knockout successes in his beyond two beginnings. Gonzalez keep going battled on Walk 25, when he halted Juan ‘Pinky’ Alejo toward the finish of the principal round in Mexico City.
Should the battle head to a satchel bid, the base acknowledged bid for a WBO flyweight title battle is $80,000. It is normal, notwithstanding, that an arrangement will be reached to stay away from that course, with the battle prone to happen in the primary quarter of 2023.