Ramos-Rigondeaux on 12/3 Cotto-Margarito Undercard

By Ryan Maquiñana

WBA regular junior featherweight champion Rico "Suavecito" Ramos and interim holder Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux will consolidate their belts on the Dec. 3 Cotto-Margarito undercard at Madison Square Garden, according to Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde.

The 24-year-old Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs), out of Watts in South Los Angeles, is two months removed from a come-from-behind seventh-round knockout of Akifumi Shimoda in Atlantic City that dethroned the Japanese champ.

Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs), a 30-year-old Miami-based Cuban and two-time Olympic gold medalist, made the first defense of his interim title in March, a first-round destruction of Willie Casey.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by el malo on 09-14-2011

Damn good card! Rico wins by close decision, I still can't get that poor performance by rigo vs cordoba out of my mind. Rigo looked so amateur-ish in that fight and rico is waaay more talented than the previous 8…

Comment by HBGBoxingFan on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=heat27;11136981]nice!!! does any1 know if Pawel Wolak going to be on this card and when do tickets go on sale???[/QUOTE]Not sure about Wolak, but tickets go on sale after the press tour. [QUOTE=uglypug;11137011]im sure the televised opened with be a…

Comment by the niggest on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11137066]LOL what the deuce is your avatar? i dont know whether to be creeped out or laugh[/QUOTE] its pikachu

Comment by UglyPug on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=problem?;11137038]Ramos could meet God and PRBOXINGCOTTO would still predict Ramos would win just cause he's a 'rican.[/QUOTE] LOL what the deuce is your avatar? i dont know whether to be creeped out or laugh

Comment by the niggest on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11136181]Ramos will win rigo hasnt shown nothing special will see this in person[/QUOTE] Ramos could meet God and PRBOXINGCOTTO would still predict Ramos would win just cause he's a 'rican.

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