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Rigondeaux: A Fight With Mares Would Have To Be at 122

By Ryan Burton

WBA/WBO super bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux paid a recent visit to BoxingScene Radio to talk about a variety of topics including upcoming fights in and around his division.

Rigondeaux walks around close to the super bantamweight limit of 122 pounds and made it clear that he won't be moving up in weight anytime soon. 

On Saturday WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares face former champion Jhonny Gonzalez in Southern California. Rigondeaux said that if Mares is successful, he would love to face him. He did however say that the only way that fight could take place is at the super bantamweight weight limit. 

"I don't have any problems making 122.  There are other fighters that have problems making 126 but I am not one of them.  I am the king of the division.  I am a pound for pound fighter and if they want to fight me they need to come to me.

"I think it would be a tremendous fight (versus Mares) but if we were too fight it would have to be at 122.  I don't have any problem making 122 so I am not moving," Rigondeaux told BoxingScene Radio.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://www.boxingscene.com/bscene-radio-rigondeaux-santa-cruz-more-6pt-9et--68832

Send questions or comments to [email protected] .  Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio show on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PBP- on 08-24-2013

What did I tell you Gambler?

Comment by Jack Napier on 08-23-2013

the fu[COLOR="Black"]c[/COLOR]k? Mares is at 126 and talking of going up to 130 not sure what Rigo's on about with 122, that's not happening if anything, Rigo should move up to 126 he already took out the top 122 lber…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 08-23-2013

[QUOTE=DwightMare;13672051]This guys ducking Mares. LOL just kidding Rigotards.[/QUOTE] Nice one I was about to get mad :buttkick: lol

Comment by Rapid8Fire on 08-23-2013

Rigo just move up or fight the next opponent that's in line in stop *****ing

Comment by mezoomozaa on 08-22-2013

[QUOTE=racostaa;13672241]The problem is that most of boxers are not accustom to defend his views in front of the promoters. I like the way he talk to Arum, straight, simple and clear. Even thought arum destroy his career I like the…

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