By Gabriel F. Cordero
In a WBC jr flyweight eliminator, former IBF minimumweight champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (16-8-4, 11 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Odilon Zaleta (15-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Municipal Luis Estrada Medina in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. The bout was a slugfest from start to finish with Dragoncito scoring a fifth round knockdown. No scoring was announced. Rodriguez is now in line for a shot at WBC 108lb champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez.
In the co-feature, WBC Silver super featherweight beltholder Edgar Puerta (22-4-1, 18 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales (31-9, 17 KOs).