Former beltholder Francisco Rodriguez dominates Ramon Garcia


Former beltholder Francisco Rodriguez dominates Ramon Garcia

Former strawweight beltholder Francisco Rodriguez dominated Ramon Garcia, winning a 10-round decision on Saturday in Mexico.

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Donnie Nietes retains championship with UD over Francisco Rodriguez

RING and WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes won a clear-cut unanimous decision over Francisco Rodriguez Jr in Cebu City, Philippines, on Saturday.

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Francisco Rodriguez Jr. to vacate IBF strawweight belt, rise in weight

THE RING’s No. 2-rated strawweight Francisco Rodriguez will vacate his IBF belt and rise into the junior flyweight division, according to Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions.

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Q&A: Katsunari Takayama

Well-traveled Japanese strawweight veteran Katsunari Takayama spoke with about his IBF-WBO title unification bout against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. in Mexico on Saturday. Takayama also spoke about his desire to unify all four 105-pound titles.

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Ring Ratings Update: Quiet two-week stretch

The last two weeks have been relatively quiet in terms of action involving RING-rated fighters. However, some of the magazine’s top-10 contenders were in action, such as heavyweight Odlanier Solis, who lost to Tony Thompson and was dropped from the rankings.

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Francisco Rodriguez stops Merlito Sabillo in 10, wins strawweight belt

Unheralded Francisco Rodriguez Jr. mauled and dominated previously unbeaten Merlito Sabillo, wresting the WBO strawweight title with a 10th-round technical knockout at the Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday.

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