Guillermo Rigondeaux Boxing News

Super 6 needed for Super Bantamweight Division?

By Gav Duthie: I had hoped that the Super 6 conceived by Sauerland Promotions for the super middleweight division in 2009 would be a mainstay in the future of boxing but it definitely now seems to be a one off. I have secretly hoped it would return just to add some spice into certain divisions […]

Santa Cruz: I want Rigondeaux

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: After wiping out his old sparring partner Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) last night by a 2nd round knockout in the co-feature bout on the “Mayhem” card , WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) announced that he would like to face unbeaten WBA/WBO super […]

Frampton is not interested in Rigondeaux, says McGuigan

By Scott Gilfoid: If you were hoping to see newly crowned IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) face what many boxing fans consider to be the best fighter in the 122 pound division in WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, you can forget all about that fight. Frampton’s promoter Barry McGuigan says they have […]

Rigondeux-Alvalos fight ordered by WBO, Guillermo wants Santa Cruz

By Chris Williams: The WBO wants WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) to fight the Top Rank promoted #1 WBO Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KOs) next, but Rigondeaux is busy calling out WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz for a unification fight. That’s the match that Rigondeaux would prefer to get […]

Donaire: The Ringondeaux chapter isn’t done

By Chris Williams: WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) says he hasn’t closed the book on a rematch with WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) despite Donaire having moved up in weight to the featherweight division and picked up a world title in that division. Donaire says he’s […]

Leo Santa Cruz: I’m ready for Rigondeaux

By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) told WBA/WBO 122 pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KO’s) that he’s ready to face him in a brief exchange on twitter this week. Rigondeaux and his manager Gary Hyde said that they’re willing to face Santa Cruz in his next scheduled […]

Rigondeaux takes backseat to Zou Shiming on HBO telecast

By Chris Williams: You have to wonder whether the executives at HBO that call the shots as far as their boxing programming have a clue about the sport. The choice of HBO2 to televise flyweight Zou Shiming’s fight against Luis De La Rosa rather than Guillermo Rigondeaux’s fight against Sod Kokietgym was a curious one, […]

Rigondeaux expected to sign with new promoter by next week

By Chris Williams: Now that he’s said his goodbyes to Top Rank following his contract-ending 1st round knockout of Sod Kokietgym last Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort in Macao, China, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) is said to be on the verge of signing with a new promoter that […]

Rigondeaux now a free agent

By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) finished up his contract with Top Rank last Saturday night in blasting out the hapless Sod Kokietgym in one easy round in Macao, China. In perhaps the unkindest cut of all, Rigondeaux’s fight wasn’t televised by HBO2 in the United States. Instead of […]

Rigondeaux’s new attitude can bring him a lot of attention

By Gerardo Granados: The current WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo “Chacal” Rigondeaux (W14(9)-L0-D0) knocked out in only one round contender Sod Kokietgym (W63(28)-L3-D1); in a fight that I will admit did not care to watch live, but after finally seen it I was pleased with what I saw.

Guillermo Rigondeaux wants to face Leo Santa Cruz or Martinez/Frampton winner next

By Cameron Gillon: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) says he wants to unify all the belts in the super bantamweight division by going after champions Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez. Rigondeaux is also interested in facing unbeaten top contender Carl Frampton.

Rigondeaux obliterates Kokietgym in 1st round KO

By Chris Williams: In an expected mismatch, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) destroyed #5 WBO Sod Kokietgym (63-3-1, 28 KOs) in stopping him in the 1st round in what could be Rigondeaux’s last fight with Top Rank on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. It’s […]

Weights: Rigondeaux-Looknongyantoy and Shiming-De la Rosa

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) successfully made weight on Friday in his weigh-in for his title defense against 37-year-old Sod Looknongyantoy (63-2-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Rigondeaux weighed in at 121.5 pounds. His opponent Looknongyantoy weighed in […]

Rigondeaux wants unification fight against Santa Cruz or Kiko Martinez

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) is already looking past his opponent for this Saturday night against 37-year-old Sod Looknongyangtoy (63-2-1, 28 KOs) towards some much, much bigger fights in the near future. Rigondeaux wants to get rid of Looknongyangtoy, and then look to fight unification matches against IBF […]

Rigondeaux faces Looknongyangtoy this Saturday in Macao, China

By Chris Williams: In what could be a sad end to his time with Top Rank, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) will be defending his titles this Saturday night against 37-year-old Sod Looknongyangtoy (63-2-1, 28 KOs) in a fight that won’t be televised by HBO at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, […]

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