Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez looks forward to beating the legend WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada to capture his title and the Ring belt live on DAZN on June 29th at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bam Rodriguez looks like he’s at the top of the food chain at super flyweight, and it will be difficult for Estrada to deal with his power, youth, and talent. The timing of this fight is working against Estrada, who is getting older and has been out of the ring for a long time.

Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) says while he respects the 34-year-old Estrada (44-3, 28 KOs), he’s not going to let him take his zero away from him in this fight. He wants to stay unbeaten and create his legacy.

Youth and Talent vs. A Faded Legend

Estrada has got it tough, coming off a two-year layoff and a fight that many felt he lost in his trilogy match against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in Glendale, Arizona; that was an interesting fight, as Estrada was machine-gunned by his old nemesis all night, getting the worst of it in virtually every exchange.

Interestingly, the judges gave Estrada, the fighter who was essentially the home fighter, the victory despite it being a fairly one-sided contest.

Estrada will have to fight much better against Rodriguez to have any chance of winning on June 29th. In his questionable win over Chocolatito, he looked like a shell of his former self. Some would argue their second fight in 2021 took a lot out of Estrada, leaving him a depleted-looking war vet in their trilogy in December 2022.

Bam Rodriguez is fighting at a much higher level than Estrada. In his recent victories over Sunny Edwards, Cristian Gonzalez, and Israel Gonzalez, he looked like pure 24K gold.

Bam’s Motivation: Proving Estrada Wrong

“This is a very important fight. When I had the belt, he discredited my wins against Cuadras and Rungvisai. That, on top of fighting for his world title [WBC super flyweight], makes it as big as it can be,” said Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez to Matchroom Boxing, talking about his fight against WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada on June 29th on DAZN in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 24-year-old ‘Bam’ Rodriguez doesn’t like how Estrada made light of his victories over former world champions Carlos Cuadras and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in 2022. These were fighters that Estrada had a tougher time beating in the past. Indeed, Rungvisai beat Estrada in their first fight in 2018, winning a 12-round majority decision.

“The things he has said, I want to prove him wrong and show him that I’m the truth; I’m the real deal. Come June 29th, he’s going to see,” Bam Rodriguez continued. “That’s a very important belt.

“Not every fighter has a chance to fight for that belt. So, to have the opportunity to fight for that on top of the WBC, it means a lot, and I can’t wait to hold it pretty much,” said Rodriguez about the Ring super flyweight title being on the line for his fight against Estrada.

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