Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of A Busy Night Of World Title Fights In Texas

An incredible FOUR world title fights feature on a jam-packed card in San Antonio on Saturday night
06:55, 20 Jun 2022

Boxing’s hardcore fanbase is in for a real treat this weekend with a blockbuster fight card featuring FOUR world title fights landing in San Antonio, Texas.

The sensational night of action in the Lone Star state is headlined by local fighter Jesse Rodriguez, who makes the first defence of his WBC super flyweight title against two-time world champion and former pound-for-pound superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. 

Also included on the bill, WBC flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Martinez takes on mandatory challenger McWilliams Arroyo in a rematch of their November no-contest, while undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill defends her titles against Alma Ibarra. Unified WBA and IBF super bantamweight king Murodjon Akhmadaliev adds extra spice to an already incredible card when he defends his straps against Ronny Rios.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday night’s feast of world-class boxing. 

Where: San Antonio, Texas

When: Saturday 25, June 2022

How To Watch: DAZN. The jam-packed card will kick off at 1am BST. 

Tale of the Tape:

Jesse Rodriguez Franco vs Wangek Wisaksil, WBC super flyweight world title

Rodriguez

Place Of Birth: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Age: 22

Alias: Bam

Record: 15-0 (10)

Height: 5’4’’

Reach: 67’’

Stance: Southpaw

Wangek

Place Of Birth: Si Sa Ket, Thailand

Age: 35

Alias: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Record: 50-5-1 (43)

Height: 5’3’

Reach: 63½’’ 

Stance: Southpaw

Jessica McCaskill
Jessica McCaskill

Jessica McCaskill vs Alma Ibarra, WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO welterweight world titles

McCaskill

Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA 

Age: 37

Alias: CasKILLA

Record: 11-2 (4)

Height: 5’6’’

Reach: 69’’

Stance: Orthodox

Ibarra

Place Of Birth: Monterrey, Mexico

Age: 24

Alias: The Conqueror

Record: 10-1 (5)

Height: 5’9’’

Reach: 71’’

Stance: Orthodox

Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo, WBC world flyweight title

Martinez

Place Of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Age: 27

Alias: El Rey

Record: 18-2 (14)

Height: 5’2’’

Reach: 64’’

Stance: Orthodox

Arroyo

Place Of Birth: Fajardo, Puerto Rico 

Age: 36

Alias: N/A

Record: 21-4 (16)

Height: 5’4’’

Reach: 64’’

Stance: Orthodox

Murodjon Akhmadaliev
Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs Ronny Rios, WBA and IBF super bantamweight world titles

Akhmadaliev

Place Of Birth: Chust, Uzbekistan

Age: 27

Alias: MJ

Record: 10-0 (7)

Height: 5’5’’

Reach: 68’’

Stance: Southpaw

Rios

Place Of Birth: Santa Ana, California, USA

Age: 33

Alias: N/A

Record: 33-3 (16)

Height: 5’7½’’

Reach: 67’’

Stance: Orthodox

What They Say:

Eddie Hearn

“That card, it’s not a trade card but it’s a card for true boxing fans. The loudest people on social media are boxing fans. We see the retweet numbers and stuff like that. People in boxing see this as an incredible fight card.”

“Ultimately, a lot of what we do is built around servicing hardcore fight fans on DAZN. It’s an incredible product for hardcore fans. They see we get Taylor-Serrano, Canelo-Bivol, now we have this June 25 card with Bam. That’s all part of the process. That hardcore fight fan is a massive part of the DAZN business model and we’re pleased to deliver a show that fans clearly love when you see the feedback.” [Boxing Scene]

Full Fight Card (Subject to change):

Jesse Rodriguez Franco vs Wangek Wisaksil, WBC super flyweight world title

Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs Ronny Rios, WBA and IBF super bantamweight world titles

Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo, WBC world flyweight title

Jessica McCaskill vs Alma Ibarra, WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO welterweight world titles

Raymond Ford vs Richard Medina, featherweight

Marc Castro vs Omar Castillio, lightweight

Nikita Ababiy vs Noe Larios Jr, super welterweight

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