By Chris Williams: Former WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo ‘The Jackal’ Rigondeaux (17-1, 1-1 KOs) is likely to be fighting 29-year-old small known Mexican journeyman Daniel Rosas (21-4-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight round struggle at super featherweight on the undercard of IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui’s title defense against Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant (17-0, 10 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on fs-1 & FOX Deportes at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles, California.
The 38-year-old Rigondeaux was outside of the ring for 1-2 months since stopping his stool after the 6th around in his final struggle against former WBO super featherweight winner Vasyl Lomachenko in December 2017. The two time Olympic gold medalist Rigondeaux proceeded up two weight classes to take on Lomachenko with no catch-weight in that struggle, and he never experienced the a real chance of winning due to the size disparity. Now Rigondeaux is going back to exactly the same weight class that he lost to Lomachenko at super featherweight, also it doesn’t even make much sense.
But, Rigondeaux has the perfect opponent for him to beat in confronting a decrease degree fighter in Rosas, who has lost two out of his last four fights in beats to Willmank Canonico Brito (8-1-2, seven KOs) and Jonathan Guzman (231, 22 KOs). Still, this could possibly be a very hard struggle for Rigondeaux due to the size, youth and power of Rosas. Rigondeaux will not be long at super featherweight, also this struggle could further cement that fact. There has to be a way to the madness for Rigondeaux’s management in putting him with Rosas. They likely saw Rosas’ recent 3rd round knockout loss to Brito, also reasoned that Rigondeaux can do precisely exactly the very exact same task against. Brito can be a super featherweight as well, although he might be a world beater, he’s certainly got some pop in his cries with his 58% KO percentage.
This is a tragedy waiting to occur if Rigondeaux goes after any one of the world champions at super featherweight. It doesn’t even require a talented fighter like Lomachenko to kickstart Rigondeaux in 130. You can assert that any one of these elite fighters in the super featherweight division do the job him size independently. Now that Lomachenko has proceeded up to lightweight to fight guys their or her own size, he’therefore being exposed lately. What Lomachenko did beating Rigondeaux wasn’t due to gift. It was due to his big size advantage. Rigondeaux isn’t even planning to conquer some one of the major tier super featherweights. They can probably beat a limited fighter like Rosas though, however, not the top guys. If Rigondeaux is about to stick out it in 130, hoping to show the boxing world that his loss to Lomachenko has been only an aberration, then he could have a disappointment. Rigondeaux lost to Lomachenko because had no firm fighting at super featherweight contrary to some guy having a 15 pound weight advantage over him. We may see the same task when Rigondeaux gets in the ring with Rosas, that explains why it’so hard to comprehend that the reason for its Cuban talent to even be taking the probability of confronting somebody much larger than himself.
Uzcategui (28-2, 23 KOs) will be making his first defense of his IBF 168 pound title against #2 IBF Plant. Whenever some boxing fans believe the 26-year-old Plant has the ability to conquer Uzcategui, a number don’s. They note the lack of punching power that Plant has, and also the fact that he’therefore not looked that great in a few of his fights. It’so hard to forecast how devious will act contrary to Uzcategui, because he’s not fought adequate opposition to find a indicator of his actual talent. Plant’s greatest wins have come against Rogelio Medina, Thomas Awimbono along with Tyrone Brunson. Those aren’t the cream of the super middleweight division. Plant was matched carefully by his management, now he’s going to fight somebody with the kind of punching power that could give him major issues.