News | Jun 18 2017

Boxing results: Guillermo Rigondeaux takes controversial knockout win

Guillermo Rigondeaux strikes down Moises Flores after the bell, but gets the win. John Dennen reports from Las Vegas
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THE strange and baffling career of Guillermo Rigondeaux continues.

The Cuban been inactive since shattering James “Jazza” Dickens jaw in Cardiff almost a year ago. He only got in one curious round of action on the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev undercard at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday (June 17).

He manoeuvred round Moises “Chucky” Flores nimbly for the first round, ducking under the long shots the Mexican tried to strafe him with. The two were engaged in an exchange as the bell rang to end the first round. With a rapid left hook Rigondeaux slugged Flores after the bell. In a reaction that appeared slightly delayed Flores slumped to the canvas, flopping over on his back.

 

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