Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards, both unbeaten, will clash in a unification blockbuster bout in Glendale in December.
The two flyweights meet to determine the top dog in the division, with WBO ruler Rodriguez and IBF king Edwards defending their titles for the first and fourth times, respectively, and both appearing in their first unification bouts.
The fight takes place Saturday, Dec. 16 at Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave.
Rodriguez and Edwards will come face-to-face for the first time at their launch press conference in Orlando on Thursday and will be part of the broadcast on a card on DAZN topped by Super-Lightweight star Richardson Hitchins facing Jose Zepeda.
The pair will then continue the media tour for the event in London next week, with media activities to be confirmed around the fight week for Jai Opetaia’s IBF World Cruiserweight title defense against Jordan Thompson at the OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday Sept. 30, live worldwide on DAZN.
The 23-year-old Rodriguez (18-0 11 KOs) will return to Arizona where he landed his first World title back in February 2022 when he defeated Carlos Cuadras to land the WBC Super-Flyweight strap. The San Antonio star defended that title twice with wins over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Israel Gonzalez before becoming a two-weight champion in April by seeing off Christian Hernandez.
The 27-year-old Edwards (20-0 4 KOs) gets the blockbuster showdown he’s been craving after becoming the IBF champion in April 2021 with a trademark win over Moruti Mthalane in London. A pair of successful defenses in Dubai followed in December against Jayson Mama and in March over Muhammad Waseem before victory in defense number three followed in his adopted Sheffield hometown over Felix Alvarado.
Ticket pre-sales for the Glendale bout are available here.
General sale starts at noon here on Thursday, Sept. 21.