Filipino Elias Joaquino faces Francisco Rodriguez Jr on August 12th

Undefeated Filipino boxer Elias Joaquino is scheduled to face the former IBF and WBO World minimumweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr of Mexico on August 12, 2017, at Arena Oasis, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Elias Joaquino is a 25 years old boxer from Metro Manila, Philippines. He has an undefeated record consisting of 11 wins with 6 of his victories are coming by way of KO and has 1 draw.

Elias Joaquino started his career in 2011 and now going to face the toppest challenge of his career.

Joaquino never fought anyone like Francisco Rodriguez Jr, but the underdog has always a chance.

The Filipino won his last fight against Jonathan Ricablanca via 3rd round TKO.

On the other hand, Francisco Rodriguez Jr is a 24 years old former IBF and WBO World minimumweight champion.

He knocked out Merlito Sabillo in 2014 to grab the WBO World minimumweight title, after that he defeated Katsunari Takayama of Japan for an IBF and WBO unification bout.

Francisco Rodriguez Jr. moved up to light flyweight division but stopped by Donnie Nietes of the Philippines via unanimous decision in 2015.

The Mexican "Chihuas" knocked out Hector Rolando Gusman in the 3rd round in his last fight.