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Guillermo Rigondeaux News
Casimero's aggression pays off as he wins a nip and tuck affair to retain his WBO World Bantamweight belt Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.
A look back at the finest performances in the storied career of the two-division champ ahead of his showdown against WBO World Bantamweight Champion John Riel Casimero Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.
The WBC World Featherweight Champion wins an intense 12-round decision over a tough Nyambayar in the main event Saturday night on SHOWTIME.
Guillermo Rigondeaux Fights
Loss vs Vincent Astrolabio 16-3-0
Feb 26, 2022 • Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Guillermo Rigondeaux LOSES to Vincent Astrolabio by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs John Riel Casimero 31-4-0
Aug 14, 2021 • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Guillermo Rigondeaux LOSES to John Riel Casimero by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Liborio Solis 30-5-1
Feb 08, 2020 • PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Liborio Solis by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Julio Ceja 32-4-1
Jun 23, 2019 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Julio Ceja by TKO in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Giovanni Delgado 16-8-0
Jan 13, 2019 • Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Giovanni Delgado by KO in Round 1 of 8
LOSS vs Vasiliy Lomachenko 9-1-0
Dec 09, 2017 • Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
Vasiliy Lomachenko WINS against Guillermo Rigondeaux by RTD in Round 6 of 12
No Contest vs Moises Flores 25-5-1
Jun 17, 2017 • Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondiaux Moises Flores by NC in Round 1 of 12
Win vs James Dickens 22-1-0
Jul 16, 2016 • Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against James Dickens by RTD in Round 2 of 12
Win vs Drian Francisco 28-3-1
Nov 21, 2015 • Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Drian Francisco by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Hisashi Amagasa 28-4-2
Dec 31, 2014 • Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Hisashi Amagasa by RTD in Round 11 of 12
Win vs Anusorn Yotjan 63-2-1
Jul 19, 2014 • Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Anusorn Yotjan by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Joseph Agbeko 29-4-0
Dec 07, 2013 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Joseph Agbeko by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Nonito Donaire 42-6-0
Apr 13, 2013 • Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, USA
Nonito Donaire LOSES to Guillermo Rigondiaux by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Nonito Donaire 31-1-0
Apr 13, 2013 • Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, USA
Nonito Donaire LOSES to Guillermo Rigondeaux by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Roberto Marroquin 22-1-0
Sep 15, 2012 • Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Roberto Marroquin by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Teon Kennedy 17-1-2
Jun 09, 2012 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Teon Kennedy by TKO in Round 5 of 12
WIN vs Rico Ramos 30-6-0
Jan 20, 2012 • Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rico Ramos LOSES to Guillermo Rigondiaux by KO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Willie Casey 11-0-0
Mar 19, 2011 • City West Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Willie Casey by TKO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Ricardo Cordoba 37-2-2
Nov 13, 2010 • Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Ricardo Cordoba by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jose Angel Beranza 33-18-2
Aug 21, 2010 • Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Jose Angel Beranza by RTD in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Adolfo Landeros 20-12-1
Feb 05, 2010 • NSU Arena, Don Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Adolfo Landeros by KO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Lante Addy 8-4-1
Dec 16, 2009 • BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Lante Addy by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Giovanni Andrade 59-11-0
Sep 18, 2009 • Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Giovanni Andrade by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Robert Guillen 4-2-3
Jul 17, 2009 • Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Robert Guillen by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Juan Noriega 3-2-0
May 22, 2009 • Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Guillermo Rigondeaux WINS against Juan Noriega by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Guillermo Rigondeaux Bio
Possessing some of the finest defensive skills in boxing history, smooth Cuban southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux has shown the ability to outbox and out brawl any challenger who steps in the ring with him. His track record is proven, from winning two gold medals to become a unified world champion.
An Elite Talent
Guillermo Rigondeaux was a seven-time national champion in Cuba, going 374-12 and winning Olympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004.
In July 2007, Rigondeaux, along with former Cuban teammate Erislandy Lara, first tried to defect while in Brazil for the Pan American Games only to be caught, returned and banned from boxing in their native country. But 18 months later, in February 2009, Rigondeaux successfully escaped Cuba through Mexico, arriving in Miami and signing with Arena Box-Promotions.
Rigondeaux went 4-0 during his professional debut year in 2009, stopping his initial three opponents in Juan Noriega (May 22), Robert Guillen (July 17) and Giovanni Andrade (September 18) by third-, first- and third-round TKO before earning a near-shutout eight-round unanimous decision over Lante Addy (December 16).
The Champ is Here
At 6-0 with five knockouts, Rigondeaux faced his first true test in a clash of lefthanders with hammer-fisted Panamanian Ricardo Cordoba (37-2-2, 23 KOs coming in) on the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito undercard at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on November 13, 2010.
Rigondeaux boxed beautifully, flooring Cordoba in the fourth and rising from the canvas, himself, in the sixth round of a split-decision victory to earn the WBA’s interim super bantamweight WBA’s interim super bantamweight crown.
Two straight knockouts accounted for Rigondeaux’s next two victories over undefeated fighters: A first-round stoppage of previously undefeated Willie Casey for his initial defense on March 13 2011, and a two-knockdown sixth-round body shot KO that dethroned WBA titleholder Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs) on January 20, 2012.
Rigondeaux fought twice in 2012, earning a five-knockout fifth-round TKO of Teon Kennedy (June 9) and a unanimous decision over Roberto Marroquin (September 15) before dominating back-to-back unanimous decisions over Nonito Donaire (April 4) and Joseph Agbeko (December 7) in 2013.
The reigning “Fighter Of The Year,” WBO title holder and nicknamed “The Filipino Flash,” Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs coming in) was surgically dissected, befuddled by and suffered a badly swollen right eye against Rigondeaux, who rose from a 10th-round knockdown at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
“I made him look the way he looked,” said Rigondeaux. “Which was bad, and I looked great.”
Rigondeaux looked superb as a two-belt champion opposite Agbeko of Ghana, delivering a shutout (120-108) on all three judges’ cards at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and rising to 17-0 (11 KOs) with stoppage victories in three of his ensuing four bouts.
Rigondeaux continued to rack up wins and defend his world titles. Desperate to prove himself against a top opponent, in December 2017, Rigondeaux rose two divisions from 122 to 130 to face then-WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, who out-weighed him, 129-to-138 on fight night at The Theater in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Rigondeaux would suffer the first loss of his career when the fight was stopped after six rounds.
“I had to reach out to a 130-pounder,” said Rigondeaux, who suffered an injured left hand and couldn’t continue against Lomachenko. “Other than Lomachenko, who else was really challenging me and would have fought me?”
Rigondeaux wouldn’t return to the ring until January 13, 2019, when he scored a vicious first-round KO of Giovanni Delgado at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
On June 23, 2019, Rigondeaux’s whistling overhand left to the jaw suddenly ended an action-packed, come-from-behind, toe-to-toe slugfest for a one-punch eighth-round technical knockout of Mexican former champion Julio Ceja at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Formerly known as “The Jackal” for his blazing hand and foot speed, power and general boxing chicanery that elicited praise as “one of the greatest talents I’ve ever seen” from his former trainer, Freddie Roach, Rigondeaux’s new motivation is his youngest of two sons who is autistic, in honor of whom he wears “Autism Fighter” on his waistband.
On February 8, 2020, Rigondeaux moved down to bantamweight and took on former chamption Liborio Solis for the vacant WBA World Bantamweight title at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After a rough first round, Rigondeaux settled in, outboxing Solis from the outside.
Rigondeaux scored the only knockdown of the fight by landing a left uppercut that sent Solis reeling back into the ropes. Referee Benjy Esteves justifiably called it a knockdown, and Solis survived the round. Rigondeaux would hurt Solis again in the 10th but the veteran escaped to hear the final bell. Judges Ron McNair (116-111) and Kevin Morgan (115-112) both had it for Rigondeaux, while judge Don Ackerman (115-112) scored it for Solis.
“Like I've showed everyone before, I can fight right in the middle of the ring,” Rigondeaux said. “I tried that in the first round, but after that round, Ronnie Shields told me to show him some boxing and cut the ring off. I'm available for anyone who wants to get in the ring. Who do the fans want to see me fight? I'm ready for any fighter. Now that I'm at my weight, let's go hunting.”
Unfortunately, Rigondeaux would come up on the losing end in his next bout, dropping a hotly-contested 12-round split decision to WBO World Bantamweight Champion John Riel Casimero on August 14, 2021.