Rigondeaux: Cowards at 122 Won't Face This Stallion!

By Ryan Burton

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada - Former WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10KOs) is finally returning to the ring on Saturday when he faces Drian Francisco on the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard to the middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.

The upcoming fight will be Rigondeaux's first of 2015 and he said he relishes the opportunity to fight on another big card.

"I feel good to be returning to the ring. The fans have supported me. I've been on big cards like Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito and this is another big card and I will do what I always do. I'm a big name as well and I'm coming to win," said Rigondeaux.

It's no secret that the two-time Olympic gold medalist has had trouble luring the division's elite into the ring with him with the exception of former champion Nonito Donaire.

Rigondeaux offered his own explanation as to why the division's top contenders won't face him.

"They are cowards. They are 100 [cowards] and they won't get in the ring with a stallion like me," Rigondeaux told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe on 11-22-2015

[QUOTE=megas30;16249238]With Rigo's skillset, he can at least move up a weight class. You have fighters moving up 4,5,6 divisions. Floyd and Manny have been fighting all bigger fighters and, really, that's what shows your greatness and puts you in p4p…

Comment by G G G on 11-21-2015

:lol1: :lol1: ****ing boring bum lol. Rigo is trash. I am currently watching the 24/7 again until this piece of **** coward gets out of that ring.

Comment by Boy Jones Jr. on 11-21-2015

Rigo cant ever cry about not getting paid. Hes fvcking boring.

Comment by //// on 11-21-2015

lmao a guy who weighs 122 lbs calling himself a "stallion"

Comment by lopez12 on 11-21-2015

Eagerly anticipating this Rigo fight... Lets see how bad he wants those big matchups! :boxing:

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