For the veteran former Cuban champion, it is just the beginning and his next turn will be on the evening of June 9 as legendary promoter Don King prepares for Miami’s Jai Alai Casino.
Rigondeaux will face Argentina’s Julian Evaristo Aristole (35-17-1, 18 KOs) and there is no doubt that his inclusion at King’s Evening, as well as the presence of other Cuban fighters such as the promising Adele Rodríguez, There will be encouragement. Local fan and regular customer of Jai Alai.
At a press conference held at the Real Cafe, the home of the sport in the city, Rigondeaux, Rodriguez and event organizers presented what could be a roadmap for the many boxers who will join the night’s star, Adrien Broner.
“You already saw what happened in my last submission,” Rigondeaux commented in reference to his recent knockout victory. “I come for more and I’m not going to stop until I’m World Champion again. I’m all set to give the Miami fans a great night.”
If he prevails in this new presentation, Rigondeaux (21-3, 14 KOs) could undoubtedly inch closer to a title match at 118 pounds, a division experiencing a moment of turmoil following the departure of absolute champion Naoya Inoue. Joe, who now ventures into the 122 lbs.
Guillermo Rigondeaux will be accompanied by other Cuban fighters such as the promising Adele Rodríguez.
At 42, the Cuban is looking forward to a moment of rebirth after a February knockout win over Jesus Martinez at Hialeah Park and Casino, which saw him go through a difficult period after experiencing losses against John Riel Casemiro and Vincent Astrolabe. fired from.
Promoter Luis de Cubas said, “Rigondoux is a legend and Don King was very pleased when we did this business to help Tony Gonzalez.”
“I am sure Rigondeaux will have the opportunity to become world champion again. But first you must take care of your appointment at the casino on June 9”.
Without stopping training for a day, Rigondeaux is confident he still has one last journey towards a world title and believes he is making the necessary adjustments so he can miss “the last shots of my career”. Do not do
For the occasion, Rigondeaux reunited with Professor Pedro Díaz, with whom he had a previous working relationship and scored his biggest win in professional boxing, a victory over Nonito Donaire in New York in 2013, when the Filipino was ranked among the best was seen as one of the In this world.
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“Rigondo is a tremendous boxer and a great athlete,” said Diaz, head of Mundo Boxing. “It is a privilege to be able to train Rigondeaux and we are always willing to work with someone who is as dedicated to the gym as he is.”
When, in previous interviews, Rigondeaux had promised that they would see a different fighter, more aggressive and determined to win, many listened to him with some apprehension because after all he was dealing with a boxer whose The talent doesn’t fit his gloves, but which sometimes he completely separates himself from the crime.
But the promise was fully fulfilled as Rigondeaux didn’t give Colombian Martinez a minute’s respite, taking him to the canvas in the first minute of the opening attack and then finishing him off with a powerful blow with his left hand. the end of the battle.
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King hopes Rigondeaux’s inclusion will contribute to the success of an event that will welcome the controversial Broner into his company, a man who has held world titles in four divisions but is nearing the end of his career. A rudder change in a positive direction, if not the end of his career.
“There has to be something extra,” said King, who will soon be 92 and is still in the promotion, albeit without the strength of his best days.
“Rigondo is going to be there. So we want the fans to go. Rigondeaux and Broner, both on the same card, it’s going to be big.”