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Rodriguez recently blew away the previously undefeated George Tahdooahnippah in half dozen rounds when he was last on Friday Night Fights. The fight in all probability should have been stopped earlier, but because it stands that win created Rodriguez look terribly sensible.
However, this could be tempered with the acknowledgment that in his previous fight against Austin Trout, Rodriguez failed for the second time to win a world title. So while Rodriguez is good — arguably a prime 10 light middleweight — he’s by no means elite.
That isn’t to say that he can’t win a world title, but it's to mention he’d most likely have a ton a lot of luck fighting against an Ishe Smith than a Canelo. So perhaps once a pair of or three straight wins, he would possibly realize himself back in title competition.