Such fighters appear once in a generation – Hearn praises his young starlet


Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) happy – he finally gave the American boxing market the first local star. At the weekend in San Antonio (USA), the local 22-year-old WBC champion in 52.2 kg Jesse Rodriguez (16-0, 11 KOs) indicatively easily beat the legendary puncher from Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-6-1, 43 KOs) .

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Immediately after the fight, a pleased Hearn asked the media, “Would you bet on Gonzalez and Estrada right now?” Businessman
thinksthat “People like Rodriguez come along once in a generation. San Antonio can be proud of this guy. Now it all depends on the speed with which they, along with coach Robert Garcia, want to move on.”

Hearn recalled that Rodriguez was only 22 years old: “Consider that he is still just a child. He is still learning and growing. Today was a great day for him, but nothing more lay ahead. A lot more.”

Meanwhile, the coach announced Rodriguez’s future plans. You will be surprised. The unified world champion, Olympic medalist, conqueror of two weight categories believes that in 2 years Jesse will beat the “Monster” Inoue. And the 22-year-old champion himself said after defeating Rungwisai: “I’m here for a long time.”

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