Rigondeaux Says No Intention of Pursuing Mares at 126

By Miguel Rivera

WBO/WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8KOs) says there is no interest in moving up in weight to pursue a fight with Abner Mares, who last Saturday stopped Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBC featherweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rigondeaux is fresh from his twelve round unanimous decision win over Nonito Donaire.

"Absolutely not [I am not moving up]. I plan to stay at 122-pounds," Rigondeaux told George Ebro. "It's just that I'm naturally a 122-pounder. I eat and eat, but do not get fat. Thank God I do not spend my time suffering to make weight like other fighters. So I have no reason to leave the division in which I have proved my qualifications and in which I feel the most comfortable."

"Whoever is in my division, whoever has the titles, whoever wants them...let me know. I'm here. I think there are plans to make a fight in Miami, my people are talking to Top Rank to see what they can do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;13349814]Marquez Moved to fight the linial champ in Casamayor, I don't see why not move up and find the most compelling challenges. Remember Marquez was in a similar situation, with no recognition or appreciation for his skills, but he challenged…

Comment by Ido on 05-10-2013

Rigo is too small for 126, but so is Mares. Its not like they have the same Height and Reach....Oh WAIT!

Comment by sicko on 05-10-2013

you know some fans are going to twist this into "Rigondeaux scared of Mares" HAHAHA :no:

Comment by opotemo on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;13350058]I did not get your point:dunno:....Isn't that what I just stated? but thanks for your input.[/QUOTE] What I'm saying is Marquez moving up from super featherweight to lightweight is not the same thing as Rigo moving up from super bantamweight…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 05-10-2013

Fanboys always reaching. He is not afraid, he is not shook, he just like to fight at a weight he is comfortable. He walks around 122, let him enjoy what he do there.

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