American up-and-comer Jesse Rodriguez fights for his first world title belt as he takes on experienced Mexican fighter Carlos Cuadras tonight.
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At stake is the WBC super flyweight title, and represents a surprise chance for Rodriguez after he stepped in as an emergency replacement to fight Cuadras. Cuadras had been scheduled to fight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai but his rival dropped out due to illness unrelated to Covid-19.
We get a busy night of championship boxing on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona at Footprint Center. Carlos Cuadras and Jesse Rodriguez face off for the vacant WBC junior bantamweight title, topping a card of four championship bouts and airing on DAZN.
The main card gets started at 8 p.m. ET. We can likely expect ring walks for the main event to happen sometime early in the 11 p.m. hour, but that will depend on the length of the undercard fights.
Cuadras is currently ranked third by the WBC while Rodriguez is not listed. Cuadras was originally slated to fight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who is No. 1 in the WBC’s rankings. However, Sor Rungvisai had to withdraw due to a non-COVID illness. Rodriguez was added and gets a big step up in competition against the No. 6 contender in Ring Magazine’s junior bantamweight rankings.
Although Cuadras is higher ranked, Rodriguez is the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. Rodriguez is a -340 favorite while Cuadras is a +260 underdog. Rodriguez is 14-0 and this will be his first title fight. Cuadras is 39-4-1 and last fought in October 2020, losing via 11th round TKO to Juan Francisco Estrada, the current king of the division.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Cuadras vs. Rodriguez.
WHEN IS CUADRAS VS. RODRIGUEZ TONIGHT?
- Date: Saturday, February 5
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): TBC
The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. / 1 a.m. GMT. The main event ringwalks will take place once all the undercard bouts have taken place.
CAN I WATCH CUADRAS VS. RODRIGUEZ ON DAZN TONIGHT?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here. However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
WHAT DEVICES ARE SUPPORTED ON DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
|TV & STREAMING DEVICES
|Amazon Fire TV
|Android phones, tables
|Amazon Fire TV Stick
|Amazon Fire tablet
|XBox Series X | S
|LG Smart TV, Smartcast
|Panasonic Smart TV
|Samsung Smart TV
|Sony Smart TV
WHERE IS THE CUADRAS VS. RODRIGUEZ FIGHT TONIGHT?
The fight takes place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
CARLOS CUADRAS RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: Mexico
- Date of birth: August 24, 1988
- Height: 5′ 4″
- Reach: 66″
- Total fights: 44
- Record: 39-4-1 (27 KOs)
JESSE RODRIGUEZ RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: United States of America
- Date of birth: January 20, 2000
- Height: 5′ 4″
- Reach: 67″
- Total fights: 14
- Record: 14-0 (10 KOs)
CUADRAS VS. RODRIGUEZ FIGHT CARD
- Carlos Cuadras vs. Jesse Rodriguez; WBC super flyweight title
- Jamie Mitchell vs. Carly Skelly; WBA women’s bantamweight title
- Raymond Ford vs. Edward Vazquez; Featherweight
- Lorenzo Smith vs. Fernando Diaz; Flyweight
- Khalil Coe vs. Dylan O’Sullivan; Light heavyweight