Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez says he “loves” the idea of a future fight with flyweight world champion Sunny Edwards.
Rodriguez’s coach, Robert Garcia, recently raised the prospect of the super flyweight title holder moving down a division to face ‘Showtime’.
And now Rodriguez has spoken publicly about challenging IBF champ Edwards in the UK.
Rodriguez must first defend his world title in September, while Edwards has made it clear he wants a unification showdown with Julio Cesar Martinez next.
“I love that fight,” Rodriguez told Boxing News.
I’ve always watched when an American goes to the UK and fights the UK fighters. It’s something I’ve always wanted to experience. So, if the opportunity presented itself, I would take it right away.”
“112 (lbs) I can still make that,” Rodriguez added.
“I mean, I make 115 fairly easily, so a few more pounds wouldn’t be a problem. With the team I have, they know what they’re doing and they know how to cut weight, so I’m in good hands, and we do plan on going back down to 112.
“But, at 115, I feel better than ever. I feel strong. And I’m only 22 years old, so my power’s still gonna come. I’m not even a full-grown man. So, at the end of my career, I believe I’ll probably be around 126-130.”
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