Rigondeaux, Manager Differ on Switch To Pedro Diaz

By Rick Reeno

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8KOs) is attempting to drop his current trainer, Jorge Rubio, in order to hire Pedro Diaz - who trains Miguel Cotto, Odlanier Solis and several others.

Rigondeaux's manager, Gary Hyde, does not agree with his fighter. Hyde believes, and rightfully so, that Rigondeaux should not switch trainers with the biggest fight of his career coming up. Rigondeaux, who will reportedly earn a career high $750,000 dollars, will take on WBO champion Nonito Donaire in a high profile HBO televised unification on April 13th.

According to news reports circulating in Miami, Rigondeaux is enticed to make the switch because Diaz's services would cost him less money than what is currently being paid to Rubio. 

"Rigo has already left two world class trainers, Freddie Roach and Ronnie Shields, [and] as Rigo's manager I have to protect his interests and changing trainers going into the biggest fight of his career is not in his interest. Jorge Rubio and [conditioning coach] DJ Montanocordoba have transformed Rigo from the fighter that fought Cordoba in November 2010 to one of the hottest names in boxing and helped him to get to the position he is in now as the number one ranked fighter in the ring magazine rankings," Hyde stated to

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=Angry Cuban;12980297]But you know that's not true....[/QUOTE] i know the people behind it it is absolutely true, rubi and dj would cost more than diaz

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=Angry Cuban;12979668]What??? do you got that conclusion?..what make you think that Diaz id cheaper than Rubio..I think is the other way around..[/QUOTE] no mistake about it is about money

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=chubano;12979387]Rigo is telling these guys what to do; I read that Rigo was going with Diaz for the general preparation, after that part of camp he was going back to Rubio. Same shxt different pile, Rigo is going to tell…

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12976541]And rightfully so? How does he know. It's like this, Rigo already knows how to fight. He probably only needs a trainer to manage his conditioning schedule & sparring. [B]I honestly don't think there is an active trainer that can…

Comment by Angry Cuban on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12979706]According to the article, Diaz would take less money than Rubio to work with Rigo.[/QUOTE] But you know that's not true....

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