By Reynaldo Sanchez
Miami, Florida - On Thursday, the current World Boxing Association super bantamweight world champion, Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux officially received his championship belt from WBA president Gilberto Mendoza. The "Jackal" was present at the Hotel Marriot de Dadeland in the South of Florida.
Rigondeaux was accompanied by his physical conditioner DJ Montanocordoba and Ramón Garbey.
“I am grateful to get my title, we are here and we'll keep on working to get to the top,” Rigondeaux said.
Also, Cuban boxer Richard Abril was present. Abril is coming off a controversial decision in his last fight against Brandon Rios. The Cuban fighter received the interim-world title at 135 pounds.
Abril was accompanied by his promoter Carlos Rodríguez, who along with Abril -expressed their satisfaction with the resolution of the WBA - who gave Abril the interim-championship at 135-pounds.