Rigondeaux Decisions Game Marroquin Over Twelve

By Ryan Burton

Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas - WBA super featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0) successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision victory over Roberto Marroquin (22-2). The scores were 118-108 twice and 118-109. The on again, off again fight began slow as both fighters felt each other out.

Marroquin had his best round of the night in the third when he wobbled the Cuban. However he was unable to capitalize on it and Rigondeaux sent Marroquin to the canvas in the 5th.  Marroquin wasn't hurt and jumped to his feet.

Rigondeaux fought very tentatively and defensively. Marroquin wobbled Rigondeaux again in the 9th but again couldn't follow up on what little momentum he could muster up. Marroquin was sent crashing to the ring again in the opening seconds of the 12th round. Rigondeaux finally put his foot on the gas and tried to put his opponent away. Marroquin was out gunned but bravely fought on till the final bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Juof on 09-17-2012

Donaires counter left hook is thrown straight after his opponent throws a right hand because rigo paws with his jab to make you come in it seems like a lazy jab which could be bad for rigo, but then again…

Comment by Ringlife on 09-17-2012

Rigondeaux is bad a** fighter at 122. I like how he got rocked a couple of times and still looked in control of the fight.

Comment by kiaba360 on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12519969]Good post, as always. I'm not sure I agree there shouldn't be any worry, but you make a good case. Maybe I'm wrong. I find your bolded statements particularly insightful. But I must make one correction: those shots that wobbled…

Comment by devildg on 09-16-2012

:thumbsdow not impressed by someone beating up on some guy named Teon and a greenhorn

Comment by lazarito52 on 09-16-2012

If marroquin , who has more power than donaire ; he got 15 tkos and donaire 0 , nothing , nada , at 122 , coulndt tko rigo , how can rigo be beat ? You only have one or…

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