Advertisement
Advertisement

Rigondeaux Furious: Says He Was Ignored in San Antonio

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Las Vegas, NV - The newly crowned WBA super bantamweight world champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux is furious. The boxer was present at ringside on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, to watch Nonito Donaire capture the vacant WBO super bantamweight belt with a twelve round split decision over Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.

The unbeaten Cuban is alleging that HBO, Donaire, and even his own promoter, Top Rank, refused to acknowledged his presence at the Alamodome.

Rigondeaux (9-0, 7KOs), expressing his anger via telephone, complained that "HBO, Top Rank and even Nonito Donaire didn't want to mention anything about my presence [at the venue] or even a possible fight with [Donaire]."

Additionally, the two-time Olympic gold medal winner was angered by the post-fight interview involving HBO's boxing analyst Larry Merchant, who spoke to Donaire without a single mention of a possible fight with the other reigning champions at 122-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by damit305 on 02-07-2012

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11755558]last I checked rigondeax is ranked #2 in the division not donaire and [B]as boxing fans we should always hope the best fights the best[/B][/QUOTE] Absolutely. "Forum promoters" out in full effect. It's almost as if they have a financial…

Comment by ИATAS on 02-07-2012

[QUOTE=GloriousBasterd;11755544]Just cuz a fighter has the same skin color as you doesn't make him the second coming of Jesus. Good gawd these rigondeaux nut huggers are gettin ridiculous. What exactly does rigondeaux bring to the table? A huge fanbase? Nope.…

Comment by damit305 on 02-06-2012

Rigondeaux cannot afford to have another inactive year such as he did in 2011. I would love to see a mega fight vs Nonito but realistically probably not gonna happen anytime soon. Screw it let it sizzle for a bit…

Comment by damit305 on 02-06-2012

[QUOTE=DTMB;11753670]yes he did. [B]his black american world class slickness[/B], athleticism, along with his tremendous counter punching ability were on full display vs vasquez, a very good opponent for fighter making debut in a higher weight class. Not to mention doing…

Comment by Blue Heffner on 02-06-2012

Nonito's next fight is against Arce, then Nishioka and move up. I don't ever see him fighting Moreno or Rigondeaux, not even Gamboa at any point in his career.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (223)
Top Headlines Domonique Dolton vs. Levan Ghvamichava on July 12th De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Golovkin Fight in 2017 Ryabinsky: WADA Has Ruled, Certified Povetkin as Clean Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Gives Update on Finalizing Terms Oscar Negrete Wants a Title Shot After Bustos Fight Sammy Vasquez To Face Felix Diaz, Collazo is Out With Injury Anthony Joshua is a 4/1 Favorite To Win BBC SPOTY Award Photos: Andre Ward Throws Ceremonial First Pitch in Oakland Photos: Jamel Herring vs. Denis Shafikov Open Workouts Photos: Mikaela Lauren, Klara Svensson Go Face To Face Zac Dunn Stops Carlos Jerez In Five, Remains Unbeaten Promoter: David Benavidez Will Become Youngest 168 Champ Daniel Jacobs Rips Mora, Says Billy Joe Saunders Rejected Fight Golovkin Focuses on Middleweight Legacy, Canelo in Rearview Frank Warren: Wilder, Fury Would Outwork, Outfight Joshua Hearn: After Watching Thurman-Porter - I Know Brook is Better! Joshua Gormley To Face Andy Ruiz on July 16, Detroit Anthony Joshua's Fall Options: Stiverne, Jennings, Pulev, Parker Keith Thurman Very Interested in Facing Kell Brook in The Fall Wilder Embraces VADA, Feels Drug Testing Should Be Year-Round Margarito: Canelo Will Not Be Able To Help His Brother! Golovkin's Promoter: Eubank in The UK Would Be Huge Event Luis Rosa vs. Luis Hinojosa Ends in First Round No-Contest Peter Quillin Mulling New Direction, Move To Super Middleweight Ricky Burns, Kirill Relikh Have 30 Days To Reach a Deal Soto-Karass vs. Kamegai II Eyed For Canelo vs. Smith PPV Telemundo Weights From Mexico City: Ruiz 130, Diaz 129 Jezreel Corrales-Jason Sosa Ordered To Collide By The WBA James Kirkland in Training, Reunites With Ann Wolfe Canelo Back on 'Regular' HBO? - Door is Open For December Rau'Shee Warren vs. Jamie McDonnell Ordered By The WBA Jose Felix Jr. Returns on August 27 on Marriaga vs. Robb Card Thurman-Porter Final Ratings: 3.1 Million Viewers, Highest of '16 Erkan Teper, Despite Suspension, Returns To Face Rossy Deontay Wilder, Chris Arreola Take Part in VADA Testing Jarrell Miller vs. Fred Kassi on August 19th, Showtime Ogogo To Eubank Jr: After Golovkin Bashes You Up - I'll Be Ready! Sergio Martinez: Canelo Made Smart Business Move With GGG Nick Blackwell Blown Away By David Haye's Generous Donation Miguel Marriaga vs. Guy Robb WBO Eliminator on August 27th
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement