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Marroquin Plans To Shock Rigondeaux on Chavez-Martinez

By Ryan Burton

The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr-Sergio Martinez pay-per-view undercard is starting to take shape.  Last week BoxingScene first reported that a fight between WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and prospect Robert Marroquin (22-1)  was being discussed for the September 15th card that takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Marroquin has informed BoxingScene.com that he has signed his contract to face Rigondeaux (10-0) and confirmed that the fight will take place underneath the  Chavez Jr-Martinez grudge match.

Rigondeaux represents a huge step up in class for the once beaten Marroquin.  The 22-year old Dallas native plans on using his power and reach advantage to shock his Cuban opponent who is sure to be a heavy favorite.

"This is a huge opportunity that I need to take advantage of," stated Marroquin.  "Rigondeaux is the best super bantamweight in the world but this is boxing, one punch can change an entire fight.  I feel strong at 122 and need to take advantage of my height and reach."

Marroquin bounced back from the only blemish on his record, a split decision loss to Francisco Leal in April 2011 by reeling off three wins in a row.  He said that his trainer has gotten him back to doing the things that made him one of the most promising prospects in the lower weight divisions.

"Paul Reyes has taken me back to the basics and I know that relying on my jab and simple one-two combinations can get me the victory," Marroquin told BoxingScene.com.  "It's time to hit the gym and get ready because this will be the toughest match of my life."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by garfios on 07-18-2012

The elite doesn't want to face him and the ones that do had been overpay, so kudos for the ones fighting him and shame for those ducking him, he doesn't have the leverage to pick his fights and he needs…

Comment by prtyboybladeage on 07-18-2012

I like Marroquin, but I agree this is a stupid matchup. For both fighters really.

Comment by richardt on 07-18-2012

I find Rigo's style exciting because he has all the tools and should be headlining HBO and Showtime shows. Rigo could fight Nishioka, Mares, Arce, Leo Santa Cruz, Jhonny Gonzalez, Celestino Caballero, Orlando Salido, Mikey Garcia, Billy Dib, Javiar Fortuna,…

Comment by BartBears on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12348595]Someone please wake me when they match Rigo with somebody worthy. Thank you.[/QUOTE] Agreed, it's a damn shame they don't put him with someone worthy

Comment by reyes066 on 07-18-2012

rigondeaux is the best 122 in the world .nonito donaire coward

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