Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight Week - Photos by Melina Pizano/Matchroom - 12/16/23

December 17, 2023

All photos taken between December 13-16, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona

Rodriguez-Edwards Media Day

Jesse Rodriguez

Rodriguez vs Edwards Media Day Behind the ScenesRodriguez vs Edwards Media Day Behind the ScenesDecember 13, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Behind the scenes of Jesse Rodriguez ahead of his bout versus Sunny Edwards on December 16, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Sunny Edwards

Rodriguez vs Edwards Media Day Behind the ScenesRodriguez vs Edwards Media Day Behind the ScenesDecember 13, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Behind the scenes of Sunny Edwards ahead of his bout versus Jesse Rodriguez on December 16, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Rodriguez-Edwards Fight Night Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez arrives for his bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Sunny Edwards relaxes prior to his bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez enters the ring before his WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight against Sunny Edwards at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Sunny Edwards enters the ring before his WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight against Jesse Rodriguez at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez versus Sunny Edwards bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez versus Sunny Edwards bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez between rounds versus Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Referee Chris Flores looks at a cut above Edwards' eye between rounds. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. A ringside official points to Edwards' mouthpiece on the ring. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Sunny Edwards’ mouth piece comes out during his bout versus Jesse Rodriguez during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

Rodriguez smiles at Edwards' corner.

About 90 seconds later he knocks Edwards down in the ninth round. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. At the end of the ninth round Rodriguez leans in

as Edwards smiles while walking to his corner. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards during their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Rodriguez and team celebrate after the fight is stopped before the tenth round. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez celebrates his win over Sunny Edwards after their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez celebrates his unification. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez celebrates his win over Sunny Edwards after their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. As Rodriguez is announced the winner, he and Edwards reach out to one another. Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightJesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards after their WBO and IBF world flyweight title fight at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. Rodriguez relaxes in his dressing room after his victory over Edwards. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez versus Sunny Edwards bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. As Edwards has a cut above his eye stitched, Rodriguez returns Edwards' IBF belt. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jesse Rodriguez versus Sunny Edwards bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom. After being stitched up, Edwards visits Rodriguez to congratulate him once more. Rodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightRodriguez vs Edwards Fight NightDecember 16, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Sunny Edwards and Jesse Rodriguez pose for a photo after their bout on December 16, 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom.

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