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Team Rigondeaux Eye The Donaire vs. Vazquez Winner

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Cuban star Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux finished 2011 by training strong. Last Friday, Rigondeaux sparred for twelve rounds with three different opponents - Hevinson Herrera, John Wapash and Mauricio Pastrana - four rounds each. The current interim world champion Rigondeaux, will face the full world champion Rico“Suavecito” Ramos in a twelve round fight at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be transmitted by Showtime.

Trainer Ismael Salas said - "On Monday January 2nd we are going to continue training. The last few weeks have been important, but we can’t overlook the plans we have and want to enter [the fight] with the best condition possible to defeat Rico Ramos on January 20th." 

Boris Arenciabia, Rigondeaux's manager, said “we’re confident that we will defeat Ramos and after that one, we will look for the winner of [Wilfredo] Vazquez vs. [Nonito] Donaire. After Rigondeaux dominates Ramos, we will be hoping for the fights that everyone wants to see. On our list - the best fighters at 122 pounds.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrpleaseplease on 01-02-2012

This would be a great fight. Really hope it happens but i doubt it. When fights like these happen they divide the room with predictions and would be great for the sport. As much as i like donaire, rigo would…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 01-02-2012

it is funy to me how arum has mentioned like 6 or 7 possible opponents in the 122 as possible match ups for donaire, but not once he has said rigondeaux a guy he also promotes, well i guess arum…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 01-02-2012

[QUOTE=Perez37;11623054]I dont think that Rigo is going to get passed Rico....Im not saying this because I hate the guy, or that he sucks, or blah blah... I just think that Rico is going to outbox him..and please dont say,"he was…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 01-02-2012

[QUOTE=mrmojorisin1;11622656]looking forward to seeing how talented he is on the 20th but realistically i just don't understand how someone who will have 9 fights after the ramos fight should or would get a title shot.[/QUOTE] maybe because he already has…

Comment by MTN on 01-02-2012

Rigondeaux sure is boring but probably the most taleted guy between 122-130. That being said I still think Donaire outworks him. He has the reach/size, the speed/quickness, the power to intimidate/hurt him and definitely has the skill. I dont think…

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