Isaac Rodrigues continued his quest for a world title shot when he impressively defeated Mexico’s Eduardo Tercero to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Latin Super Middleweight title on Friday night (May 30) in front of a packed arena with over 2000 loud fans cheering him on in his hometown of Belem, Brazil.
With Brazilian boxing icon Acelino Freitas shouting encouragement from ringside, Rodrigues put on a relentless display of power and pressure, and never allowed his opponent to get into the fight. The local man connected with sharp and hard combinations, and Tercero was not able to counter effectively to hold him off.
Tercero was game, but always a step behind, and in round three things were looking bad for him as he was bleeding from a cut over his left eye and from the mouth. The end came in round four when Rodrigues connected with another hard shot to floor Tercero, who’s corner threw in the towel at the same time as referee Carlos Leal waved it off.
The new WBF Latin Super Middleweight Champion improved his record to 20-2 (16), while former Mexican champion Eduardo Tercero travels back to Mexico City at 8-4-1 (6).
Rodrigues had clearly stated before the fight that his goal is an opportunity to win the WBF World title, and after he was presented with the WBF Latin belt in the ring, the sports secretary of Para state declared that he, along with Acelino Freitas, would support the promoters efforts to brings such fight to Brazil.