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Rigondeaux vs. Darchinyan is Possible For The Fall

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to Gary Hyde, manager of WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8KOs), the Cuban boxer will return in September or October - against former champion Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28KOs). Rigondeaux had a career defining performance in April when beat Nonito Donaire with a twelve round decision in New York City. Darchinyan upset highly regarded prospect Orlando Del Valle last September with a ten round decision. He then signed a promotional contract with Top Rank [who also have Rigondeaux] and returned last month with fourth round stoppage of Javier Gallo in Laredo, Texas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 06-06-2013

[QUOTE=Green Hornet;13451815]Darchinyan is much like Paul Malinaggi...good enough but not great. Always beaten by good fast opponents. Look at Darchinyan vs. Chemito Moreno, Darch vs. Mares. Both matches were not even close. Rigo will eat Darch alive.[/QUOTE] that's not fair…

Comment by Green Hornet on 06-05-2013

RIGO is the best in his class now...too good that you cannot pit him against anyone in his class who has a ghost of a chance of beating him. They will have for Rigo to get old. Donaire won't be…

Comment by Green Hornet on 06-05-2013

Darchinyan is much like Paul Malinaggi...good enough but not great. Always beaten by good fast opponents. Look at Darchinyan vs. Chemito Moreno, Darch vs. Mares. Both matches were not even close. Rigo will eat Darch alive.

Comment by NoMoTomatoCans on 06-05-2013

[QUOTE=alembic;13449474]When a fighter embarrasses the current division kingpin in his prime, I feel he deserves accolades, despite a shorter than average pro career.[/QUOTE] I don't discredit Rigo for being a good fighter. But to be considered in the top 10…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 06-05-2013

Would be a crazy story if Vic won. But I'd say he has a better chance of writing the great American novel.

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