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Rigondeaux Inks To Fight Poonsawat on 12/15, Done Deal

By Ryan Maquiñana

Gary Hyde, the manager of WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was reached to fight Thailand's rugged former beltholder Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (48-2, 33KOs) on December 15th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

There was some discussion about a fight with Filipino contender Drian Francisco (23-1-1, 18KOs), but Hyde says that fight will not happen and Rigondeaux has already signed a contract for Poonsawat.

The main event will feature another super bantamweight collision, with Nonito Donaire defending his WBC Diamond/WBO titles against Mexican star Jorge Arce. HBO will televise both fights.

Rigondeaux's manager sent BoxingScene.com this statement via email:

"I am delighted with the choice of Rigondeaux's next opponent Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym. Poonsawat is one of the top fighters in the [122-pound] division and we are delighted he has accepted the fight. This is definitely the toughest challenge that we could have taken as he is ranked [number three] in the division by [Ring Magazine], but that being said I feel [Rigondeaux] has the tools to dismantle the Thai fighter and look impressive in doing so. I will make sure [Rigondeaux] brings his 'A' game on December 15th as I witnessed the Thai's brutal attack of Bernard Dunne in 2009. [Rigondeaux] spent some time with Bernard last year in Ireland, and he will be looking to give him and Irish boxing fans some sweet revenge while stealing the show from Nonito Donaire."

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com. He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected]mail.com , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AnKhang on 11-07-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12672987]Ring #1 vs. Ring #2, whoever wins will be the first in line to fight Nonito. I'm HYPE![/QUOTE] I hope this is where we're headed. IMO Drian Francisco is no pushover but I'm glad it will be Rigo vs. Poon.…

Comment by Juof on 11-07-2012

cant wait to see rjj try and pronounce poonsawat's name

Comment by lazarito52 on 11-07-2012

Great fight . The master rigondeaux will beat poonsawatt .this is what rigo needs , great fights and good names ; poon is one of the best 122 now. Rigo will showcase all of his skills and can tko poon…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 11-06-2012

great fite!!!! Let's go rigo

Comment by kadyo's on 11-06-2012

[QUOTE=mumyoryu;12673043]Awesome. [B]Im guessing they lined up that Francisco guy to get Poonswat to accept a lower offer or something[/B]; or maybe ive been watching too much Louie.[/QUOTE] This is what I'm thinking. Good move by team rigo if that's the…

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