By Ryan Burton
Guillermo Rigondeaux's future has been in limbo since his April 13th career defining victory over Nonito Donaire. The WBA/WBO super bantamweight king was offered a return date of September 28th, potentially against Chris Avalos, but turned the fight down because he wasn't given enough time to hold a full training camp. On a recent edition of BoxingScene Radio, the Cuban said that he hopes to return to the ring in November.
"I am ready to get in the ring now and start training full speed. I should be ready to go by November. At the time (the fight was offered), they didn't give me enough notice. As a champion I should be given the proper time to prepare for a fight," Rigondeaux explained.
Part of Rigondeaux's problem is that his defense first style isn't particularly crowd pleasing and HBO isn't in a rush to showcase him on their airwaves. With that being said, his style has been very effect and has produced two Olympic gold medals and an undefeated pro career. Rigondeaux said that he isn't going to do anything to alter his style.
"I don't think I need to change anything. I am a champion. I am a champion for a reason. I am not going to change. I am just going to keep doing what I am doing and that has been working for me," Rigondeaux told BoxingScene Radio.
To his credit, the 32-year-old said that he is willing to face anyone in his weight division. He has never ducked anyone in the division but outside of the Donaire fight, has had difficulty landing big name opponents.
"I don't have a problem fighting anyone. It is like I said, I will fight anybody and everybody. you guys need ot understand that! The problem is will they fight me! That is the way it is! It's not me, it is them who won't fight me," Rigondeaux stated.
You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:
Send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio show on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.Tags: Guillermo Rigondeaux