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Guillermo Rigondeaux Breaks Jazza Dickens' Jaw For RTD Win

By Elliot Foster

Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his world title in unforeseen circumstances.

The Super WBA super-bantamweight champion kept hold of his crown with a two-round retirement of Jazza Dickens at the Ice Arena in Cardiff.

Rigondeaux was handed the victory, exclusively live on BoxNation, after Dickens’ corner pulled him out in between rounds two and three.

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The withdrawal of the heavy underdog, who is now 22-2 (7 KOs), came after it was discovered that a big left hand by the Cuban, 35, in the second round had fractured the jaw of the 25-year-old.

Rigondeaux moves on to 17-0 (11 KOs) with the second round technical knockout and discussions took place at ringside for the fight to happen again, provided Jazza’s injury heals sufficiently, in the near future.

Promoter Frank Warren, who staged tonight’s Rigo appearance in association with Roc Nation Sports, mentioned September 17 as a potential date for the rematch but outlined that he must go through the official channels to secure a second chance for the British boxing public to see someone largely recognised as world boxing royalty on their shores again.

Further information regarding a potential rematch is expected to be revealed in due course.

ON THE UNDERCARD

Terry Flanagan is in line for a unification fight after retaining his world title.

The WBO lightweight champion kept hold of his crown with a stoppage of Mzonke Fana at the Ice Arena in Cardiff.

Flanagan, who is now 31-0 (12 KOs), knocked out the 42-year-old, exclusively live on BoxNation, and is now expected to fight again in September, providing a cut suffered to his right cheek in the fourth round heals appropriately.

The end of the fight, which was pretty one-sided but awkward at the same time, came when the final bell rang and the referee Steve Gray brought the two together.

It went the distance and Flanagan duly retained his belt as all three judges handed in scorecards of 120-106, with the South African former two-time world champion –– who was knocked down twice –– leaving the UK with another loss on his 22-year pro ledger and slips to 38-10 (16 KOs).

The clash was originally scheduled to take place on July 9, as part of the undercard to Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, but it was forced back a week after Fury pulled out with an injury and caused the collapse of the card.

Boxing Scene understands that Frank Warren, Flanagan’s promoter, has been in discussions with the management team of Dejan Zlaticanin, with a view to making a fight between the pair for the WBO and WBC world titles.

The winner of that fight would then be ordered to defend their titles against the winner of the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine title showdown between Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares on September 24 at Manchester Arena.

It is believed that the aforementioned Manchester Arena would also be the venue for any fight between Flanagan and Zlaticanin, who has a record of 22-0 (15 KOs), but at this stage only discussions have taken place and no deal has been finalised.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=Son Of Fraud;16874903]Doubt they'd ever reach PPV status, sure they could headline a fight but making a non-British boxer a PPV star in Britain? I don't think that's ever happened, I could be wrong.[/QUOTE] I don't think PPV is necessary,…

Comment by Red Skull on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;16874897]Absolutely, its something that fighters should be aware of. I fully understand why the Cuban fighters like Miami; beautiful city, great weather, a relatively strong Cuban population, easier to acclimate, etc... However, guys like Gamboa and Rigo could have made…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=The Akbar One;16874082]One thing I like about fans in the U.K., they seem to appreciate, and respect quality regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or style.[/QUOTE] Absolutely, its something that fighters should be aware of. I fully understand why the Cuban fighters…

Comment by Zaroku on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=SugarKaineHook;16872377]reserved seat here[/QUOTE] He folded before the Donaire type dismantling started.

Comment by bluzi on 07-17-2016

Amazing boxer , not sure how ppl can hate on him , ppl run from him once they saw what happened to FOTY doniare they realised its over .... no one will beat him but father time or a really…

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