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Rigondeaux vs. Flores Eyed For Showtime Date in March, April

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Association super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is itching to get back in the ring and so is his undefeated mandatory challenger, interim world champion Moises 'Chucky' Flores.

The two fighters were scheduled to face each other on February 25th in Texas as the co-featured attraction to the HBO Pay-Per-View which would have had Miguel Cotto facing James Kirkland in the main event. The entire show was canceled last week after Kirkland withdrew with a fractured nose suffered in training camp.

According to Flores, he's been in contact with his manager Al Haymon, who is trying to get that fight on Showtime with a date landing in March or April.

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Flores has been out of the ring since winning a twelve round decision over Paulus Ambunda last June to capture the IBO super bantamweight belt. He also holds the WBA's interim title at the weight. 

"James Kirkland was injured and not only did they cancel the fight for Miguel Cotto, they canceled everything on the show," said Flores to ESPN Deportes. "I have been told that they will look for a date in March or April on Showtime, but they do not guarantee anything yet. We have to wait. It seems that my manager Al Haymon wants the fight with our organization. I think [Rigondeaux is] going to want it as well."

A source close to Rigondeaux said they are expecting a new date soon from promoter Roc Nation, who had announced the agreement for the fight late last year. Rigondeaux has been out of the ring since July of last year, when he traveled to the UK and easily dispatched Jazza Dickens.

Flores would arrive to the fight with a record of 25-0 and 17 knockouts, while the two-time Olympic gold medal winner Rigondeaux holds a record of 17-0 and 11 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ceylon mooney on 02-10-2017

man what a burn their fight getting cancelled then rescheduled so far away.

Comment by bluebeam on 02-10-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17417020]we had crawford vs john molina recently lol..... Haymon has worked with one or 2 more roc nation fighters in the past also..... I wanna see oscar valdez vs leo santa or abner mares....[/QUOTE] I forgot about the bud…

Comment by JASON SHAW on 02-10-2017

[quote=bluebeam;17416943]it took two years for them to work together. That's the last piece of the puzzle. Haymon fighters fought ggg and canelo last year. (wade,khan) that's gbp and k2. We just need a haymon vs top rank matchup to happen[/quote]…

Comment by bluebeam on 02-10-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17415688]I THOUGHT ROC NATION HATED HAYMON AND NEVER WORKED WITH HIM HAHAHAHAH.... ANOTHER LAZY LIE ABOUT HAYMON EXPOSED ......... JUST LIKE THOSE LAZY LIES BY GOLDEN GIRL THE JUDGE EXPOSED......:boxing:[/QUOTE] It took two years for them to work together.…

Comment by JASON SHAW on 02-10-2017

I THOUGHT ROC NATION HATED HAYMON AND NEVER WORKED WITH HIM HAHAHAHAH.... ANOTHER LAZY LIE ABOUT HAYMON EXPOSED ......... JUST LIKE THOSE LAZY LIES BY GOLDEN GIRL THE JUDGE EXPOSED......:boxing:

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