Escalera keeps trying. And he loses his mouthpiece again. Smoger with a second "next time is a point" warning. Rodriguez landing power shots again. I've kind of lost keen interest in this fight. It's not competitive.
Edwin Rodriguez 10-9, 70-62
left hand to the ear, it’s bloodied, and Smoger stops the fight.
Edwin Rodriguez TKO-8
Looks like it basically exploded his ear. Good stoppage by referee Steve Smoger. Smoger did a good job overall in this one, ready to stop the fight in these last two rounds, and he got it right.