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Rigondeaux's Ex-Trainer Still Wants Answers For Switch

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Trainer Jorge Rubio is still looking for answers after getting fired by WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who hired Cuban coach Pedro Diaz to train him for the biggest fight of his career, a unification with WBO champion Nonito Donaire on April 13th in New York City. Rubio says he was never given an exact reason for the pink slip and still has no idea what went wrong. Rubio has tried to contract Rigondeaux several times to get an explanation, but the fighter has yet to respond.

"I have nothing against Rigo and I wish him well, but I'm still waiting for an explanation for what happened. People out there say and invent things that are not true, but the rumors hurt and the question remains on why he left me to go with Pedro. It's not fair. Actually there was no technical problems and much less there were no personal issues. I still do not understand what happened," Rubio told George Ebro.

"What bothers me is that Rigo and I had an open channel of communication, or so I thought, and I do not think he was completely honest with me. If he was pressured not to work with me, I should have been told. If it was by his own free will, I equally deserved an explanation. At this point, he is not being professional.''

Rigondeaux's co-promoter says there is nothing personal and his boxer was only looking to make a change in his corner. Rigondeaux has gone through several trainers over the years, including Ismael Salas and Freddie Roach.

Boris Arencibia, President of Caribe Promotions, said - "It is very common for a boxer to make a technical change from time to time to get different results. Rubio's efforts are appreciated, but we felt that it was time to move in another direction in that area of ​​the corner.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=*ANGRY CUBAN*;13169273]How you saw Socarras preparation he is schedule to fight tomorrow..[/QUOTE] I haven't seen him train, only sparring my kid. He looked strong and in shape, Jorge always has his guys ready. Love that gym too, it's a tiny…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 03-21-2013

it is what it is my dude, put your balls on the sand and keep it moving

Comment by PinoyNation on 03-21-2013

This is kind of a d*ck move by Rigondeaux. He comes off as being very unlikeable.

Comment by jlcelestine on 03-21-2013

[QUOTE=Dominicano Soy;13168274]There are some things Rigondeaux hasn't shown me, but he seems to have everything down as far as technique, coordination, footwork and body punching goes. It's easy for a fighter with those kind of skills to be discontent with…

Comment by *ANGRY CUBAN* on 03-21-2013

[QUOTE=Cuauhtémoc1520;13169013]I was at Hialeah in Jorge's gym to spar my 118 pounder against El Maja and I talked to him a little about it. He was very reluctant to talk to me about it and make predictions on the Donaire…

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