Bradley ‘The Truth’ Wilcox dominant in United debut

TORONTO — Hamilton super lightweight contender Bradley ‘The Truth’ Wilcox made a statement on Saturday evening at the Great Canadian Casino Resort, knocking out Argentina’s Jorge Luis Rodriguez in the fifth round.

Wilcox (12-0, 7 KO) controlled the fight against Rodriguez, who had gone the distance with both Barrie’s Mark Smither and Steven Wilcox — Bradley’s older brother — previously, before a massive right hand left the tricky veteran unable to continue at the 1:26 mark of the fifth.

Wilcox hunts down Rodriguez in the third round. (Josh Schofield/Reel Demons photo)

“It was a good learning experience for the team, we figured he would be awkward and it was a bonus being able to put him out in style like that,” said the undefeated Wilcox, who has his eye on major fights later in 2024. “There is a lot going on in the 145-pound division in Ontario, it’s exciting (but) we have to be smart too.”

Wilcox dispatched Rodriguez with ease, despite the fact he had spent his entire camp preparing for Gerardo Jasso — a 13-4-1 bulldog from Mexico who pushed Smither in their 10-round IBO Championship clash last summer. While approved for his Canadian visa, Jasso did not receive it in time to travel and Rodriguez stepped in.

“I want to thank Tyler Buxton and United Promotions for making this fight happen on short notice, not every promoter would do that,” said Wilcox in his post-fight ring interview. “Happy with the win, happy to be back fighting in front of my fans and looking forward to the future!”

Wilcox is expected to return to the ring in the early fall; be sure to follow United Promotions on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest fight news for ‘The Truth’.


The fight was Wilcox’s first under the United banner, and his first in nearly a calendar year…He broke into the BoxRec Top 100 with the victory…Rodriguez had not been knocked out since 2017, and announced his retirement from professional boxing following the defeat; he challenged for Argentine and WBC Latino titles during his 17-year career…The win was Wilcox’s third-straight KO victory.