The two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Rigondeaux (17-1, 1-1 KOs) hasn’t scrapped since his 6th round injury stoppage loss to former World Boxing Organization super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko on December 9, 20 17.
Rigondeaux’in January is likely to be back at super bantamweight so fight. He was too small to be fighting featherweight in his final fight Lomachenko.
The dates for Rigondeaux’s next fight are as follows:
— January 19 — on Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner card Showtime PPV
— January 26 — on Keith Thurman Keith Josesito Lopez on FOX
It turned out to be a terrible idea by the moment the fight was put together for Rigondeaux to maneuver up two weight divisions to resist the Lomachenko that is thicker, and bigger. Rigondeaux was requesting too much to maneuver that weight up without the due to a catch-weight. It worked for Lomachenko that he got to fight a guy two branches smaller compared to him Rigondeaux. Lomachenko obviously wouldn’t put himself. Lomachenko isn’t going to move 1 branch up to fight at 140, let alone two weight classes to fight at 147.
In moving up to 10, what Rigondeaux failed Lomachenko was courageous into the extreme, however it was also foolhardy. You merely make a move that way when you’re sure that you’re likely to ensure success. It’so suspicious that Rigondeaux ever believed that he had a chance of beating on Lomachenko. On newspaper, Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux has been a great match up. It ended up being a fight between a couple two-time Olympic gold medalists. Though, the weight and elevation gap between both fighters was too vast.
Recently inked a contract. Signing with PBC will likely stay Rigondeaux busy, as long as he doesn’t continue to disappear for a year at a time. Rigondeaux had become a busy fighter during the first five years of the pro career. It wasn’t until 2015 that Rigondeaux began fighting infrequently, averaging 1 fight per year. Given that Rigondeaux has signed Haymon, rsquo, there &;s rsquo & a great possibility that he;ll become a lot busier using his boxing career.
Whether Rigondeaux has enough youth made to compete with the fighters at bantamweight is your question. Rigondeaux’s fight Lomachenko showed clearly that he’so too small to be fighting featherweight. However, Rigondeaux may be too small to fight at super bantamweight too. Two of the winners at the 122 lb division, Rey Vargas and Emanuel Navarrete, are both 5’Prime & 7 7;, and also a lot bigger than the 5’Prime & 4; Rigondeaux. They’re not taller than Rigondeaux.