Rigondeaux's Adviser: Fans Desire To See Rigo Will Be Fulfilled

By Elisinio Castillo

As previously reported on, the camps behind Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO) and Moisés Flores (25-0, 17 KO) have reached an agreement that allows them to avoid a purse bid that was scheduled for April 3rd in Panama.

Alex Bornote, an adviser for the 122-pound world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), is in possession of the necessary information to suspend the purse bid.

"We have been able to reach an agreement and we are going to have the fight sometime in the next few months," said Bornote to George Ebro. "We have talked to the people at Roc Nation and they are supporting Rigo 100%. I know that people want to see Rigo fight and that desire will be fulfilled.''

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The fight between Rigondeaux and Flores had been ordered by the WBA since July 2016, but several factors have conspired to delay their showdown and many doubted that it would occur.

Their last scheduled date was connected to the failed event on February 25th in Texas, which was headlined with a fight between Miguel Cotto and James Kirkland - but the entire card was canceled very suspiciously after Kirkland claimed a fractured nose had forced him to withdraw.

"We are aware that Rigo fans are asking for his presence, but this [inactivity is] something that is out of their hands," his adviser said. "Our idea and that of Roc Nation is for him to fight three times a year."

Roc Nation now looking to potentially stage the fight with Flores on June 17, as part of the Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev undercard at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Rigondeaux, 36, fought twice in 2014, once in 2015 and once in 2016. Unlike a lot of other fighters, Flores is very eager to get in the ring with Rigondeaux and believes that he can score a knockout over the two-time Olympic gold medal winner.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 04-02-2017

This is still the funniest Rigo press release ever - [url][/url] [B]Rigondeaux Receives Hero's Welcome in Miami[/B] [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by j.razor on 04-02-2017

[QUOTE=-PBP-;17560433]He's partially to blame for sticking with that fake promotional company[/QUOTE] It's how the world works when you don't have enough $ to be able to control your own destiny....corruption everywhere but we need to realize is we can control…

Comment by Mukuro on 04-02-2017

There is a desire to see Rigo?

Comment by _original_ on 04-02-2017

[QUOTE=-PBP-;17560433]He's partially to blame for sticking with that fake promotional company[/QUOTE] This 100 times. It's not his fighting style, Bob Arum, HBO, ect., it's that bush league company he's tied up with that has derailed his career. If Rigo had…

Comment by Canelo and GGG on 04-02-2017

[QUOTE=OnePunch;17559341][IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] im dead LMAO

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