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Rigondeaux Will Not Face Juanma at 128, May Drop

By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo

As previously reported, former two-division champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez believes Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20KOs) will defeat Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8KOs) in their upcoming super bantamweight unification on April 13th in New York City. Lopez would like to fight the winner at a catchweight of 128 pounds.
 
Caribe Promotions CEO, Boris Arencibia, who co-promotes Rigondeaux with Top Rank, would respond to Juanma's comments:

"I think we have to respect Juanma"s opinion, but Rigondeaux will win easier than most people think because he will put Nonito to work and fight him. Nonito will feel the power of his punches. Rigondeaux is a stylist who breaks his opponents down. And when Nonito starts to get frustrated, that's the moment where Rigondeaux wil push his attack," he told Mr.Boxing/BoxingScene.com.
 
Regarding Juanma's position for a catch-weight of 128 - Arencibia said that won't happen. If anything, Rigondeaux would consider the possibility of facing someone at 118 before he would ever consider the possibility of going to 128.

"Right now Rigondeaux is focused on this fight [against Donaire], which is super important. [After Donaire], we would then be willing to go against anyone at 126 - where we wouldn't give away too much weight - and also against anyone at 118, but I think right now we can't think of anything more than the fight with Nonito," stated Arencibia to Mr.Boxing/BoxingScene.

Giancarlo Oquendo is a TV Boxing Analyst for the PRSN Network and WQBN 1160am. Follow him on Twitter @mrboxingtab

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-17-2013

128 is 2 much 4 Rigo, he's got all h ewants @ '22 & '26 + I feel Lopez eventually goes 2 135...

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 02-17-2013

[QUOTE=whitealltrac;13044320]Rigo needs to worry about Donaire and leave Juanma alone, I dont see him going passed Donaire. The Juanma fight may not happen due to this upcoming loss.[/QUOTE] All the comments in this article are by Boris Arencibia, Rigo's co-promoter,…

Comment by whitealltrac on 02-16-2013

Rigo needs to worry about Donaire and leave Juanma alone, I dont see him going passed Donaire. The Juanma fight may not happen due to this upcoming loss.

Comment by Samadafish on 02-16-2013

Juanma needs to learn some fu¢king defense first

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;13042503]My bad then, but yeah!! :boxing::boxing: Not sure if April 6, 13 or 20. My guess is he will be the undercard for the Donaire-Rigo fight since it will be in NY and Donaire and Rigo dont sell tickects…

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