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Guillermo Rigondeaux
Guillermo Rigondeaux

Record

20-2-0

Form

UD 10
SD 12
SD 12
TKO 8
KO 1

Stats

age
41
Height
5' 4" / 162 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

Wins
20
By KO
13
KO%
65%
Lost
2
Stopped
1
Draws
0
Debut
2009
Pro RDS
146

The story

A slick Cuban boxer who has been successful both as an amateur and a professional, Guillermo Rigondeaux is a truly impressive talent. Boxing analysts and trainers consider his amateur career among the greatest of all time, as he compiled an incredible record of 463 wins with only 12 losses. Born on September 30, 1980, Rigondeaux stormed onto the international scene in 2000, winning the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics as a bantamweight.

The next six years of his amateur career included a huge collection of gold medals. He won the Cuban national championships every year from 2000 to 2006, and he took gold at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, along with the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena. He won gold medals at the World Amateur Boxing Championships twice, at the 2001 event in Belfast and the 2005 event in Mianyang. He added gold medals from the Boxing World Cup in 2002 at Astana, 2005 at Moscow and 2006 at Baku, and he added another Olympic gold medal to his collection with a 2004 victory in Athens.

Guillermo Rigondeaux twice defected from Cuba, once in 2007 and then again in 2009. After defecting in 2009, he decided to turn professional. He had to leave behind his wife, son and stepson in Cuba.

He had his first professional fight against Juan Noriega, earning a third-round TKO victory in a contest he controlled from the opening bell. Two more early TKOs followed against Robert Guillen and Giovanni Andrade, with the latter victory earning him the WBA-NABA super bantamweight title. After running his record to 6-0, he earned himself a shot at the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight title.

Although his title fight against Ricardo Cordoba was a split decision, most observers felt that Rigondeaux won it decisively. He was more aggressive going forward, as he followed that fight up by stopping Willie Casey in the very first round, and then got a shot at the full WBA super bantamweight title against Rico Ramos. He dominated Ramos from the beginning, knocking him down multiple times and scoring a sixth-round KO.

After two defenses, he fought Nonito Donaire in a unification bout, as Donaire had the WBO, The Ring and lineal super bantamweight titles. Since Donaire was ranked number five on the pound-for-pound lists at the time, it was seen as Rigondeaux’s most difficult fight yet. He ended up winning by unanimous decisions, with the scorecards reading 114-113, 115-112 and 116-111. He did get knocked down in the 10th round, but most observers and analysts felt that he had actually won by a much wider margin, as he landed quite a few hard shots and controlled the majority of the contest.

He defended his titles multiple times after the Donaire fight, and added another belt to his collection when he defeated Drian Francisco by unanimous decision. That victory earned him the WBC Silver International super bantamweight title. He followed that up by going to Wales and stopping Jazza Dickens in just two rounds for another successful title defense.

Guillermo Rigondeaux profile

What is Guillermo Rigondeaux's Record?

Guillermo Rigondeaux's record currently stands at 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 20 wins he has stopped 13 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 65%. Of his 2 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 146 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.6 rounds on average.

What was Rigondeaux's last fight?

Guillermo Rigondeaux's last fight took place against Vincent Astrolabio's on 26th Feb 2022, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He lost by unanimous decision in the 10th round. That fight was 5 months and 23 days ago.

How active is Guillermo Rigondeaux?

Rigondeaux's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

Where is Guillermo Rigondeaux From?

Rigondeaux was born in Cuba.

How Old Is Guillermo Rigondeaux?

The bantamweight is currently 41 years old. He was born on 30th September 1980, so he will turn 42 in 1 month and 12 days.

How long has Rigondeaux been fighting?

Guillermo Rigondeaux made his professional debut in May 2009, so he has been a pro for 13 years and 2 months.

How tall is Guillermo Rigondeaux?

Rigondeaux is 5' 4" (5 Foot and 4 inches) which is 162cm (1 meter and 62 centimeters).

What is Rigondeaux's Reach?

His reach is 68.1 inches (68.1") which is 173 cm (1 meter and 73 centimeters).

What stance does Guillermo Rigondeaux use?

Rigondeaux fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Guillermo Rigondeaux?

Some potential future fights for Rigondeaux include Unified Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue, Rey Vargas, Rau’shee Warren, Jason Moloney and Brandon Figueroa.

What will be Guillermo Rigondeaux's Next Fight?

Guillermo Rigondeaux doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Rigondeaux include Unified Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue, Rey Vargas, Rau’shee Warren, Jason Moloney and Brandon Figueroa.

How can I stream Guillermo Rigondeaux's Fights?

We don't have streaming details for Guillermo Rigondeaux's next fight yet.

What are some recent Guillermo Rigondeaux results?

Rigondeaux has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to John Riel Casimero on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Liborio Solis on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.

Going into that contest, he had beat Julio Ceja on 23rd June 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight eliminator fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.

He had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Guillermo Rigondeaux Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
41September 30, 1980Cuba162 cm173 cmsouthpawBantamweight (118 lb)
Guillermo Rigondeaux Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
20-2-0201365%2101462009
Guillermo Rigondeaux Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-02-26Vincent AstrolabioLost (UD 10)Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021-08-14John Riel CasimeroLost (SD 12)Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States
2020-02-08Liborio SolisWon (SD 12)PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States
2019-06-23Julio CejaWon (TKO 8)Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States
2019-01-13Giovanni DelgadoWon (KO 1)Microsoft Theater, California, United States
2017-12-09Vasyl LomachenkoLost (RTD 6)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2017-06-17Moises FloresDraw (NC )Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
2016-07-16Jazza DickensWon (TKO 2)Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2015-11-21Drian FranciscoWon (UD 10)Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States
2014-12-31Hisashi AmagasaWon (TKO 11)Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan
2014-07-19Sod KokietgymWon (KO 1)Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
2013-12-07Joseph AgbekoWon (UD 12)Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States

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Some potential future fights for Rigondeaux include Unified Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue, Rey Vargas, Rau’shee Warren, Jason Moloney and Brandon Figueroa.

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