Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

boxing

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (144)
Top Headlines News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him Jarrell Miller: Dillian Whyte is a Clown, Nobody is Afraid of Him Sullivan Barrera: I'm a Free Agent - I Want Alvarez, Beterbiev, Jack Tomoki Kameda Eyes Rey Vargas After Capturing WBC Interim-Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement