CUBA’S Guillermo Rigondeaux was in action at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday (June 23). He took a stoppage victory, halting Julio Ceja at 2-59 in the eighth round.
“People were saying that I get on the bicycle and run a lot,” Rigondeaux said. “Well that’s not true so I wanted to show them I could fight in short distance and I wanted to get a couple of rounds in. Then that left hand came and ended the fight.
“I knew I was going to catch him with the left, but it wasn’t there in the beginning. I knew in the later rounds that I could use it and actually catch him. We practised that every day and it paid off.”