Former WBO bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez is still stunned that he got here out on the losing conclusion of a twelve round cut up decision, in Saturday’s combat with undefeated Filipino Reymart Gaballo.
Their showdown took location on Saturday nighttime on the Mohegan sun in Connecticut.
With the victory, Gaballo walked away with the vacant WBC period in-between-bantamweight title.
Rodriguez felt that he won the first seven rounds, then gave up the eight and ninth when his stamina declined, after which caught a 2nd wind to win the last three.
“within the eight and ninth, I lost them. From then on, within the tenth, eleventh and twelfth, I regained a bit existence and he didn’t beat me anymore,” referred to Rodriguez to Carlos Rodriguez.
“it’s proper that I might have been greater offensive, but there become no should be….[Gaballo] hits very tough. If i was profitable, why would I possibility that with the aid of making a mistake?
Gaballo entered the match undefeated in 23 fights and with 20 knockouts.
It became the 2d loss in a row for Rodriguez, who fell to 19-2. the first setback, of their outdated battle, became a two-circular knockout at the hands of big puncher Naoya Inoue.
Gaballo turned into actually the aggressor in the contest. He changed into additionally reckless and a lot of observers felt Rodriguez had outboxed him to a transparent determination win.
Juan Orengo, Rodriguez’s manager intends to push for an instantaneous rematch inside a hundred and twenty-days – and a request has been made with the World Boxing Council.
“we’re going to stay up for [the WBC] to assessment the combat between them and make a choice. I believe it will happen, however we need to watch for the sanctioning body,” noted Orengo.
the contest got here together after Rodriguez’s preliminary opponent, Nonito Donaire, turned into clinically determined with COVID-19. Gaballo, who turned into scheduled to peer motion on the undercard, authorized the combat on late-observe.