I don’t know if Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s late first-round knockout of Augusto Sakai puts him back where he was before a disappointing loss to Ciryl Gane in February, but it did show that when “Bigi Boy” lands with anything, it can very well be “Lights Out,” which keeps him in the mix in the sport’s glamour division. And sometimes, having that thunder in your gloves is all it takes to get you that next win, that next opportunity, and that always coveted title shot.
WHAT’S NEXT? I think the best course of action for Rozenstruik is to stay busy, and with much of the top five occupied or not about to return, he might need to look to the lower half of the rankings if he wants to keep an active schedule. Then there is the aforementioned Marcin Tybura or a couple of the division’s young guns, Chris Daukaus or Tom Aspinall.