Undefeated unified junior
featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo 'El Chacal' Rigondeaux will defend his titles against Top-Five contender and two-time world
title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy, Saturday, July 19, at The Venetian® Macao Cotai Arena.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association
with Tecate, All Star Boxing, Caribe Promotions and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Rigondeaux vs. Looknongyangtov world junior featherweight
championship fight will be televised via same-day delay as the main event of Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMás, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Remaining tickets for the Rigondeaux vs.
Looknongyangtov world junior featherweight championship event can be purchased via Cotai Ticketing™. Prices start at HKD/MOP 80, with ferry
and hotel packages also available.
Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs), of Miami,
Florida, one of boxing's top pound for pound fighters, returns to the ring
making his 2014 debut. Last year he unified the World Boxing Association (WBA)
and World Boxing Organization (WBO) 122-pound titles by defeating 2012 Fighter
of the Year Nonito Donaire on
April 13, 2013, at a sold-out Radio City Music Hall in New York. Rigondeaux
thoroughly dominated Donaire via a unanimous decision victory, ending the
Filipino Flash's 12-year, 30-bout winning streak, as well as claiming his WBO
junior featherweight title.
Rigondeaux had a stellar amateur
career, winning Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2000, World Amateur
Championship titles in 2005 and 2001, and Pan American Games gold medals in
2005 and 2003, all at 119 pounds, before leaving Cuba to embark on a
professional career which began in Miami in 2009.
In only his seventh professional
fight where both fighters scored knockdowns, Rigondeaux captured the WBA
interim super bantamweight title, winning a tough split decision over the
vastly more experienced former world champion Ricardo Cordoba in 2010. After
successfully defending the interim title in 2011 with a first-round knockout of
previously undefeated former European super bantamweight champion Willie Casey,
Rigondeaux won the WBA world super bantamweight championship with a sixth-round
knockout of previously undefeated defending champion Rico Ramos on January 20,
Rigondeaux has successfully defended
that title four times since then, blasting out once-beaten Teon Kennedy in the
fifth round, which included Kennedy suffering five knockdowns en route to the
loss, and winning a dominant unanimous decision over once-beaten contender
Roberto Marroquin, both in 2012, besting Donaire in their April 2013 title
unification fight and most recently, defeating former two-time world champion Joseph
7, via a dominant unanimous decision.
Looknongyantoy (63-2-1, 27 KOs), of
Srithep, Thailand, has twice challenged for the WBO junior featherweight title,
losing to Daniel De Leon both times, in 2005 and 2006. Since then, he has
fashioned a nine -year, 37-bout unbeaten streak, which has included Asian, WBO
Asia-Pacific and WBA Pan Asian 122-pound title victories. Possessing a style
that features good skills and movement, he is currently world-rated No. 5 by
the WBO and No. 10 by the WBA.
Tags: Guillermo Rigondeaux , Top Rank