One of boxing's brightest talents steps up for his first title defence on Saturday as America's Jesse Rodriguez puts his Super Flyweight belt on the line against seasoned Thai fighter Sriskat Sor Rungvisai in Texas.Twenty-two-year-old Rodriguez became boxing's current youngest world champion back in February after stepping in to face Carlos Cuadras with less than a week's notice and pulling off a major shock to win the vacant WBC super flyweight title. Read on as we explain how to watch a Rodriguez vs Rungvisai live stream on DAZN all over the world.
Date: Saturday, June 25
Venue: Tech Port Arena, San Antonio, Texas
Event start: 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 1am BST / 10am AEST / 12pm NZST
Rodriguez vs Rungvisai ring walks (approx): 11pm ET / 8pm PT /4am BST / 1pm AEST / 3pm NZST
Global live stream: DAZN (from just AU$2.99/pm)
Currently 15-0, 10 KOs, Rodriguez is fast growing a reputation as one of boxing's rising talents. He now faces one of the 115 pound division's most enduring fighters over the last decade, and the man who had originally been due to face Cuadras before Rodriguez stepped in. Thirty-five-year-old Sriskat Sor Rungvisai was set to get his chance at the WBC title, only to be forced out of the big fight with illness.
The former two-time WBC titlist (50-5-1, 40 KOs) has previously downed a host of big name talents including Roman Gonzalez twice and current WBA title holder Juan Francisco Estrada.
Saturday's bill also boasts a pretty solid undercard, with two other title fights, however the planned main supporting act of Julio Cesar Martinez and McWilliams Arroyo's much-anticipated rematch has been canned after Martinez pulled out late on Wednesday. Read on to find out how to watch a Rodriguez vs Rungvisai live stream from anywhere today.
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Rodriguez vs Rungvisai live stream: watch on DAZN worldwide
Streaming service DAZN has the rights to show the Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai title fight in almost every corner of the world, with at the exception being Mexico and Latin America.
The DAZN free trial is sadly no longer a thing, so you'll need to sign up for at least a month to watch the fight on the service.
A DAZN contract in the US will set you back $19.99 per month, or $99.99 for the year. DAZN Canada is priced similarly at $20 per month, however a 12-month subscription comes in at $150.
In the UK, it's priced at an ultra-affordable £7.99 a month, while it's available for a discount initial price of $2.99 a month in both Australia and New Zealand.
Take a look at the price where you live to watch a Rodriguez vs Rungvisai live stream on DAZN.
Coverage of the main card starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 1am BST / 10am AEST / 12pm NZST.
The headline act, however, is expected to get underway at around 11pm ET / 8pm PT /4am BST / 1pm AEST / 3pm NZST.
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It's also seeking to challenge the pay-per-view boxing hierarchy, and is landing an increasing number of coups.
The price of DAZN also varies depending on where you are in the world but is generally competitive - in newer markets like Australia, an introductory offer is still running that has it available for just $2.99 a month, while in more established markets like Canada it costs CAD$20 a month.
How to live stream Rodriguez vs Rungvisai from abroad
Trying to access your DAZN account in a country where DAZN isn't available? DAZN subscribers who find themselves abroad for the fight will find they can access their account just like they would at home - wherever you are in the world, all you need is the help of a good VPN.
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Rodriguez vs Rungvisai time and date
The Rodriguez vs Rungvisai fight takes place on Saturday, June 25 at the Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The event is set to get underway at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in the US and Canada,1am BST in the UK and at 10am AEST in Australia and 12pm NZST in New Zealand.
Ring walks for the main event are roughly expected to be as follows.
Rodriguez vs Rungvisai ring walk times
- Rodriguez vs Rungvisai time (US and Canada): 11pm ET / 8pm PT
- Rodriguez vs Rungvisai time (UK): 4am BST
- Rodriguez vs Rungvisai time (Australia): 1pm AEST
- Rodriguez vs Rungvisai time (New Zealand): 3pm NZST
Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Full card
- Jesse Rodriguez (c) vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai - WBC Junior Bantamweight title fight
- Julio Cesar Martinez (c) vs. McWilliams Arroyo 2 - WBC Flyweight title fight
- Murodjon Akhmadaliev (c) vs. Ronny Rios - IBF/WBA Junior Featherweight title fight
- Jessica McCaskill (c) vs. Alma Ibarra - WBC/IBF/WBO/WBA Women’s Welterweight titles
- Raymond Ford vs. Richard Medina Jr. - Featherweight
- Marc Castro vs. Omar Castillo - Lightweight
- Nikita Ababiy vs. Noe Larios Jr. - Middleweight