Manager: Rigondeaux Broke Amagasa's Jaw, Orbital Bone

By Mike Coppinger

Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) put one of his most exciting performances Wednesday -- it just took traveling halfway around the world to do it.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist engaged in a war with Hisashi Amagasa, rising off the canvas twice to stop him in Round 11.

Amagasa (28-5-2, 19 KOs) was dropped twice in Round 10, but the reason he retired on his stool might have been due to some severe injuries.

Rigondeaux's manager Gary Hyde says that his fighter not only broke Amagasa's jaw in Round 9, but also his orbital bone the very next round.

"The Japanese crowd tore the house down in appreciation of an excellent fight and appreciation of Rigo's sublime skills," Hyde said. "It's an honour to be the manager of the greatest fighter in the world today."

Hyde told the WBO/WBA super bantamweight champion has an offer to fight in May.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SeekDaGreat on 01-01-2015

[QUOTE=B-Bomber;15243523]You may not like Rigo, consider him over hyped, boring and a runner. On that we can agree to disagree , it's a matter of tastes. Amagasa though deserves some respect. He wasn't well known, everybody expected him to be…

Comment by newcastleking on 01-01-2015

Yes, Amagasa, the guy who had the guts to fight Rigondeaux. I'm Mexican and know Santa Cruz don't want none. He needs to step up like Canelo and demand to fight the best.

Comment by B-Bomber on 01-01-2015

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;15243475]He fought Amagasa. /Thread.[/QUOTE] You may not like Rigo, consider him over hyped, boring and a runner. On that we can agree to disagree , it's a matter of tastes. Amagasa though deserves some respect. He wasn't well known, everybody…

Comment by -PBP- on 01-01-2015

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;15243471]You guys do realrealize we're talking about Amagasa right? Amagasa. /All Rigo Threads./Rigos career.[/QUOTE] This dude bitter as ****. Who is Santa Cruz fighting?

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 01-01-2015

[QUOTE=cuzzlo;15243357]Rigo is the man,combines the artistry of a matador and fencer with Spartan honed Cuban fighting skills, screw all the h8r's, game's never been the same since he beat Nonito and Framton and Cruz don't want him. Most avoided fighter…

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