The first time Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez (20-2, 12 KOs) and Gary Russell (19-0, 12 KOs) They met in August 2021, the struggle ended within the first spherical because the Puerto Rican boxer was unable to proceed because of a minimize to his nostril attributable to an unintended headbutt.
On that event, they contested a 118-pound World Boxing Association (WBA) title eliminator.
boxers they agreed to resume the rivalry and will struggle on October fifteenth in help of the billboard that may happen on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Headlining the occasion is the return to the ring of former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KO) in opposition to Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KO). It might be obtainable by way of Fox Sports’ pay-per-view service.
Also, Subriel Matías (18-1, 18 KO) will participate within the present in opposition to Argentina’s Jeremías Ponce (30-0, 20 KO) for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) title, 140lb model. There is concept that Olympic Yankiel Rivera may even seem within the preliminaries.
Rodriguez fought final March in Culiacan, Mexico. He knocked out Roberto Sánchez Cantú within the first spherical. In truth, it was his first win since October 2018 when he defeated Jason Maloney through cut up choice in a beginning protection.
Meanwhile, Russell defeated Alexandro Santiago by majority choice in November 2021.