Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Chris Avalos possible for November 22nd
By Dan Ambrose: On Friday, Caribe Promotions won the purse bid for the title defense by WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) for his defense against #1 IBF, #4 WBA Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KOs). Caribe Promotions won with a winning bid of $317,777.77.
The fight Rigondeaux-Avalos is being talked about for November 22nd. The venue for the fight hasn’t been decided yet, but they’re looking at possibly Miami or the Dominican Republic. However, the fight is still up in the air at this time because Avalos’ promoters at Top Rank might opt to put him in against newly crowned IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton in a fight that would be staged in the UK.
The money that Avalos could potentially make would likely be more in a fight against Frampton than it would be against Rigondeaux due to the large gates that Frampton attracts in fighting in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It’s also a fight that Avalos would have a far better chance of winning than he would against Rigondeaux, who is recognized as the best fighter in the 122 pound division at this time.
If Avalos chooses not to take the fight with Rigondeaux then Caribe Promotions will need to look elsewhere for another opponent.
Rigondeaux is coming off of an easy 1st round knockout win over Sod Kokietgym in his last fight in July of this year in his final fight with Top Rank. They matched him with a guy that was nowhere near his class.
Before that, Rigondeaux easily beat a rusty Joseph Agbeko in a fight that was televised on HBO last December. The fight was so one-sided that was boring. You can’t blame Rigondeaux for the fight being one-sided because it was Top Rank that came up with the idea of matching him against Agbeko instead of someone more relevant.
Rigondeaux is so good right now that it’s difficult to get fighters to face him. He wants to fight Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, and Scott Quigg, but getting them to agree to fight him is the major problem.
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