By Jeff Aranow: Guillermo Rigondeaux returns to resist featherweight journeyman Giovanni Delgado (16-8, 9 KOs) in a 10 round fight at a catch-weight of 123 pounds on January 1 3, according to The Ring. Delgado, 27, has lost out six of the last seven fights.
Rigondeaux was once scheduled to manage super featherweight Daniel Rosas (21-4-1, 13 KOs), however for some cause that this struggle isn’t happening.
Rigondeaux vs. Delgado is scheduled for 10 rounds on the undercard of Jose Uzcategui vs. Caleb Plant on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT The battle will be Happening at the Microsoft Theater, at Los Angeles, California.
This is the first react to the 38-year-old Rigondeaux since losing to former World Boxing Organization super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko per year ago in December 20 17. Rigondeaux was brave to move up 2 weight classes to resist the bigger Lomachenko however it was not any use. Lomachenko toyed with Rigondeaux for six rounds stopping him at the 6th round when he churns on his stool. Rigondeaux said he had a hand injury, however, the boxing people only thinks he stopped to escape the embarrassment of being mastered.
It had been an interesting idea on newspaper to possess two previous 2-time Olympic gold medalists face eachother, in reality it turned out to be quite a terrible idea. Rigondeaux was simply too old, too small and too weak to beat Lomachenko. The struggle proved to be a boring one due to this one sided nature. It would have been like asking Lomachenko to move up two weight classes to resist IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.. Lomachenko is actually a fantastic fighter, but he’d be absolutely crushed by means of a guy the size of Spence. In going up two weight classes, Rigondeaux was too small to beat Lomachenko. Rigondeaux thought he had suffered a fractured left handbut it turned out to be just a bone bruise.
Rigondeaux recently abandoned his promoters RocNation, that he’d been using for four fights. Rigondeaux is signed by Premier Boxing Champions, plus so they ’re going to be looking to rebuild his new with all good matchmaking, you start with his struggle Delgado.
Ronnie Shields is going to be in Rigondeaux’s corner for his struggle with Delgado on January 1-3. This is just really a struggle that Rigondeaux wins if he were to stand out there on his own. He shouldn’t have any problems beating the journeyman Delgado. It won’t be until Premier Boxing Champions steps Rigondeaux up against better fighters he’ll possess problems.
Delgado has been struggling for a while now in losing the majority of his struggles recently. Juarez is a Fantastic fighter, That Has Been at the ring using Nonito Donaire, Isaac Dogboe, and Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr.. Delgado beating Juarez indicates he can possess any ability.
Now Rigondeaux is using PBC, they should perform a fantastic job of putting him tht eright struggles to help his livelihood. It’s hard to imagine PBC throwing Rigondeaux in with somebody else like Lomachenko like his prior promoters did. Rigondeaux could continue to be undefeated when he had a promoter that has been looking out for him to put him at the ideal struggles instead of throwing him with some guy that has been too big for him Lomachenko. The WBA stripped Rigondeaux of the super bantamweight title anyway, and Daniel Roman holds his name.
Of the same quality as Roman is, he’d likely have lost when he had to struggle Rigondeaux to the World Boxing Association super bantamweight title. Rigondeaux needs to have managed to keep his WBA 122 lb title after he dropped Lomachenko at super featherweight. Fighters move upward in weight each of enough opportunity to challenge winners in additional weight classes, plus they don’t end up being stripped off these names.
Rigondeaux should be sure he remains in the super bantamweight branch, and perhaps not go up in weight classes anymore. The only thing Rigondeaux accomplished in moving as much as super featherweight was to make Lomachenko look a lot better than he’s. Lomachenko has been exposed in his last two fights against Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza. Now Lomachenko is fighting guys his own size at light weight, it’s become apparent he’s maybe not the gift that boxing fans thought he had been.
Everything Rigondeaux ought to do is moving down to bantamweight to resist at 118. He rehyrates to just 126 pounds for his battles against super bantamweight. This ’s insanely lower weight for a fighter at the 122 pound weight category. The fighters at the super bantamweight division rehydrate at 10 to 15 pounds, plus they come into their struggles looking like light weights. Rigondeaux certainly belongs at the 118 pound weight category. Rigondeaux probably doesn’t want to struggle in that branch since there are fewer talented fighters within that weight category for him to struggle. Rigondeaux would stand a much better prospect of winning a domain at 118 than he’d at super bantamweight at the moment.
PBC should keep Rigondeaux busy with his livelihood, because he’s been lazy much too much at the last three years of his livelihood. It’s understandable significantly that Rigondeaux has been ot o fthe ring due to hi maybe not being able to acquire the larger titles to fight himbut he needs to have been kept busy taking any fights they can so as to maximize his popularity keep it at the same level.
Rigondeaux hasn’t accepted a great deal of punishment during his career, as a result of his own defensive expertise. He’s still fairly fresh for a fighter on the downside of his livelihood. Rigondeaux only must be certain he struggles often, and he should be fighting from the 118 pound weight class. Rigondeaux can probably make 112 or 115 to struggle in those weight classes. Rigondeaux could need to lose approximately 1 1 pounds to resist at super-flyweight, and 14 pounds to campaign at flyweight.