Ranking @ Bantamweight
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.
What is Guillermo Rigondeaux's Record?
Guillermo Rigondeaux's record currently stands at 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws. Of those 20 wins he has stopped 13 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 65%. In his 1 loss, he was stopped. He's boxed a total of 134 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.4 rounds on average.
What was Rigondeaux's last fight?
Guillermo Rigondeaux's last fight took place against Liborio Solis' on 8th Feb 2020, in Pennsylvania, United States. He won by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 1 year and 3 months ago.
How active is Guillermo Rigondeaux?
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What belts does Guillermo Rigondeaux hold?
He won a vacant WBA World Bantamweight belt against Liborio Solis, beating him by split decision after 12 rounds on 8th February 2020. He has held this belt for a total of 459 days (1 year, 3 months and 4 days) and is yet to make a defence of the belt. He is yet to make a mandatory defence of this belt.
Where is Guillermo Rigondeaux From?
Rigondeaux was born in Cuba.
How Old Is Guillermo Rigondeaux?
The bantamweight is currently 40 years old. He was born on 30th September 1980, so he will turn 41 in 4 months and 18 days.
How long has Rigondeaux been fighting?
Guillermo Rigondeaux made his professional debut in May 2009, so he has been a pro for 11 years and 11 months.
How good is Guillermo Rigondeaux?
Rigondeaux is currently ranked 8th by the The Ring at Bantamweight.
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 is to face John Riel Casimero next on Saturday 14th August 2021. The fight will take place in the United States. The fight will be shown on ShowTime in the United States.
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What are some recent Guillermo Rigondeaux results?
Guillermo Rigondeaux has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Moises Flores on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jazza Dickens on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
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