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Rigondeaux-Flores in November? Maybe on Kovalev-Ward?

By Miguel Rivera

As previously reported, the World Boxing Association's Championships Committee ordered WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) to make a mandatory defense against WBA interim-super bantamweight champion Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs), from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

A deal has been reached, and Flores was advised that the fight was going to take place on December 3rd, as part of the undercard to Miguel Cotto's comeback card in New York City.

Things have changed with Cotto's return being pushed back to February of next year and the WBA applying pressure on Rigoneaux-Flores to take place. They plan to issue letters to Roc Nation Sports (for Rigondeaux) and Al Haymon (for Flores) to obtain a status on the fight or a purse bid will be ordered.

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Flores is already in camp training, and said he was told by his management that his fight with Rigondeaux would be taking place in the second half of November.

"They are confirming the date. Before it was on December 3,  but now they are telling us that it will probably take place in the second half of November. We hope they provide us with date, because I already am preparing," said Flores told ESPN Deportes.

Roc Nation has a major show coming up at the end of that month, when their fighter Andre Ward challenges light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on November 19th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Roc Nation is staging that show with Main Events.

In November of last year, Roc Nation placed Rigondeaux vs. Drian Francisco on the undercard to Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez at Las Vegas' Mandaly Bay Events Center. Roc Nation staged that card with Golden Boy Promotions, who have Canelo.

Rigondeaux was last in the ring back in July, when he broke the jaw of Jazza Dickens for a second round TKO win.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheCell8 on 10-02-2016

[QUOTE=CaneloMaidana;17091486]Oscar Escandon on Showtime Cusolito on PBC. You fake fans crack me up.[/QUOTE] I've heard of Escandon, but who the **** is Cusolito? Roc Nation must've gotten on their knees and begged HBO to show this fight. I can't imagine…

Comment by romeoju2002 on 10-02-2016

strongly agree. every single opponent that Rigo fought. they were some how a beast on the ring, example. joseph adbeko. a man that through 350 punch per round, on Rigo's fight night not even 150 punch, on Donito Donaire same…

Comment by Edward90 on 10-02-2016

I like Rigo, so you won't hear any complaints out of me about this fight being on the card. BUT (maybe this is a complaint) Ward and Rigo are both technical fighters. Maybe a brawler on two should be added…

Comment by Raonic on 10-02-2016

They'll need a concert before the main event to wake people up.

Comment by CaneloMaidana on 10-02-2016

[QUOTE=TheCell8;17091424]lmfao and you do? Name me his top 2 wins without looking on boxrec[/QUOTE] Oscar Escandon on Showtime Cusolito on PBC. You fake fans crack me up.

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