Jonathan Javier Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Mexico flag
VS
Nov 18 2023
Saturday

YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States

10 round contest @ Bantamweight
25-2-1
KO 1
KO 1
27-1-0

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The tape

28
Age
35
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
64.6" / 164 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UD
Form
UDTKOUDUDTKO
25
Wins
27
17
By KO
15
68
KO%
56
2
Loses
1
1
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
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WBA
4
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Jonathan Javier Rodriguez vs Kal Yafai report


Who won Rodriguez vs Yafai?

Jonathan Javier Rodriguez beat Kal Yafai by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at YouTube Theater, Inglewood.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 kg).

This fight appeared on the undercard of Diego Pacheco beating Marcelo Esteban Coceres. Also on the undercard Mayerlin Rivas lost to Erika Cruz, Jalan Walker defeated Jorge Villegas, Marc Castro was victorious over Gonzalo Fuenzalida, and Criztec Bazaldua beat Pedro Angel Cruz.

Rodriguez vs Yafai stats

Back in November 2023, Jonathan Javier Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Kal Yafai made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Rodriguez had an advantage in power over Yafai, with a 68% knockout percentage compared to Yafai's 56%.

Jonathan Javier Rodriguez was the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Yafai. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Jonathan Javier Rodriguez and Kal Yafai fought out of an orthodox stance.

Rodriguez's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Yafai's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 1 month later than Yafai, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, totaling 169 compared to Yafai's 168.

Kal Yafai was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 118lb division.

Rodriguez vs Yafai form

Yafai had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jerald Paclar on November 5, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest in United Arab Emirates.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on February 29, 2020, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Norbelto Jimenez on June 29, 2019, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.

Before that, he had beaten Israel Gonzalez on November 24, 2018, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

He had won against David Carmona on May 26, 2018, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, United States.

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Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

What time did Rodriguez vs Yafai start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Rodriguez vs Yafai?

Rodriguez vs Yafai was broadcast on DAZN in both the United States and the UK.

What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Yafai?

Jonathan Javier Rodriguez was a 11/8 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Kal Yafai made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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