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Rigondeaux vs. Agbeko To Top HBO Card on 12/7 in AC

By Mike Coppinger

Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8KOs) will finally return on HBO, something that seemed highly unlikely months ago.

The recognized junior featherweight champion will defend his WBA and WBO 122-pound titles against Joseph Agbeko (29-4, 22KOs) on Dec. 7 in Atlantic City, N.J., in the main event of an HBO-televised offering, Rigondeaux's manager Gary Hyde told BoxingScene.com on Tuesday. Hyde added that the fight has been agreed to but that the sides are waiting on contracts.

"We are excited on hearing the fight will go ahead December 7th and delighted that Joseph has stepped up to the plate to take on the number one 122-pound fighter," Hyde said.

Rigondeaux's last fight was in April, a dominant decision victory over Nonito Donaire on HBO. Following the bout, reports circulated that HBO had no wishes to televise two-time Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, citing his style.

Agbeko comes forward and is likely to bring the fight to Rigondeaux. Abgeko, who recently signed a deal with Espinoza Boxing, engaged in some thrilling fights with Abner Mares, Yonnhy Perez and Vic Darchinyan on Showtime from 2009 to 2011.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 10-17-2013

This is going to be a great fight. Agbeko is a tough as nails fighter but I still see Rigo winning the fight.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 10-17-2013

[quote=Cubanborn87] When this card in AC was announced, cubans in Union City be like IMAGE#1 I am so excited for this, the tickets shouldn't be that much I'm getting some type of Ringside for this one [/quote] Whatchu know about…

Comment by Starof David on 10-17-2013

It won't be exciting but it will be interesting. Can't wait.

Comment by deejd on 10-17-2013

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;13844703]no doubt man, i am just waiting for it to be officially announced so that i can take off that friday and reseve the hotel etc. the undercard is stacked too[/QUOTE] Ahhhhhh, and the undercard, too! With Kirk-Tapia and Mack-Nelson!…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 10-15-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13843770]lmao :lol1: Puig was born to play baseball, not to break dance. lol[/QUOTE] haha at least he pulled off the worm lmao

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