Former bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (21-2, 13 KOs) won a technical decision, with the bout ending two seconds into round ten, in a rematch against the previously unbeaten Gary Antonio Russell (19-1, 12 KOs).
Unbeaten bantamweight contender Gary Antonio Russell (19-0, 12 KOs) earned a close majority decision win by edging Mexico’s Alexandro Santiago (24-3-5, 13 KOs) in an action-packed fight that kicked off the telecast.
The Interim WBA Bantamweight World Title matchup between Gary Antonio Russell and Emmanuel Rodriguez ends in a no contest due to a clash of heads early in round one. Both fighters retain their existing records.
Undefeated, unified WBC/IBF World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. and unbeaten bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell are this week's guests. Spence breaks down his super-fight versus Manny Pacquiao Saturday, August 21 on FOX Sports pay-per-view while Russell discusses his showdown versus Emmanuel Rodriguez this Saturday, August 14, on the Rigondeaux-Casimero undercard on SHOWTIME. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal recap last weekend's action and preview Saturday's entire SHOWTIME card.