News | Nov 26 2015

Guillermo Rigondeaux responds to criticism surrounding latest performance

Guillermo Rigondeaux blames 11-month layoff and promises to be explosive next time
Guillermo Rigondeaux
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GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX has responded to the criticism surrounding his latest performance – a drab but one-sided 10-round points win victory over Drian Francisco on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s victory over Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas. The Cuban has endured a tough 12 months, having been stripped of his WBA and WBO super-bantamweight titles due to inactivity, but had promised that his signing with Roc Nation would herald a change in fortunes.

“I feel terrific after the fight,” said Rigondeaux. “He threw heavy but his style has nothing on mine. My style outmatched his. It’s been 11 months since I’ve been in the ring and I definitely felt some cobwebs but I’d like to see some other fighters be out 11 months and come back with a win.”

The contest was the least entertaining on the bill, and those in attendance were booing the lack of action from as early as the first round.