News | Jun 24 2019

Guillermo Rigondeaux wins championship eliminator

Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jermell Charlo take stoppage wins in Las Vegas
Guillermo Rigondeaux
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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.”


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