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Rigondeaux Facing Bakhtin is One Possibility, Says Hyde

By Alexander Pavlov

Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7KOs), the WBA's super bantamweight champion, may face Alexander Bakhtin (28-0, 11KOs) next. Bakhtin is scheduled to return in Moscow on March 31, but its not known if Rigondeaux would be the opponent. There were discussions about this fight earlier in the rumor, but nothing was clear because Rigondeaux was scheduled to fight Rico Ramos on January 21. Rigondeaux knocked Ramos out in six rounds.

"Bakhtin is one of the candidates," confirmed Gary Hyde, the manager of Rigondeaux. "Definitely, it will be a very interesting fight. The possibility of a fight between Alexander and Guillermo is very high."

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MTN on 01-22-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11696228]Rigo's ok as long as he doesn't move to '26 as he'd lose to John's and Russell jr, once Jr's peeps stop breast feeding him...[/QUOTE] Rigondeaux schools Russell. He gives him a boxing 101 lesson all day!

Comment by KingTito on 01-22-2012

Here's a video of Bakhtin. Action starts at 4:00.

Comment by KingTito on 01-22-2012

Rigo needs to stay active. I don't know anything about Bahktin. He has a good record though.

Comment by mumyoryu on 01-22-2012

Rigo vs Mares or Arce are both fights that could potentially make Rigo look great...im not too fond of a clash with Moreno even though hes arguably as skilled as Rigo it could be a bore fest for the casuals

Comment by b0ndsj0ns20 on 01-22-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;11696277]rigons walk around weigh is probably not even 126 he is too small for that division[/QUOTE] I agree I think he would easily move down to 118 if he wanted to.

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