Guillermo Rigondeaux, regular champion of the AMB In bantamweight, he assured that he is the best super bantamweight at 122 pounds, but that no fighter wanted to face him and that is why he dropped to 118.
“Nobody wanted to fight me at 122,” he said. Rigondeaux during a virtual press conference. “I’m the best pound-for-pound fighter at 122. It just so happens that no one wanted to fight me there. I have the recognition, but nobody wanted to fight me, so I went down to 118 ”.
To RigondeauxThe 40-year-old was uncharted territory at 118 pounds. However, he decided to go down and in February 2020 he won a split decision to Liborio Solís to be crowned regular champion of the AMB. For his first exhibition of the title he has a fight scheduled with John Riel Casimero next August 14. It is a combat in which Rigondeaux look for an absolute title, well Casimero has the world rooster championship of the OMB. Later, Rigondeaux I’d have my sights set on Naoya inoue, super champion of the AMB, and also monarch of the FIB
“He is an excellent champion. Very good fighter, and I have a lot of respect for him, ”he explained.
Rigondeaux vs Riel Casimero will not be a unification fight
The president of the World Boxing Organization, Francisco ValcárcelHe announced that the presiding body will not approve the confrontation between the Filipino and Cubans as a unifying fight.
This because the Japanese Naoya inoue is the maximum champion of the organism of the AMB, while Rigondeaux he is as a secondary monarch.
“This is a great fight for me and my team because we have the opportunity to win that title of the OMB“, He said Rigondeaux.
“Fighting on Showtime once again will be fun and I am grateful for the opportunity. Although I have been out of the ring for over a year, I am still in great shape and have plans to ruin the dreams of Casimero“, He asserted for ESPN.