Rigondeaux, Flores Reach Agreement, April 3 Purse Bid is Off

By Elisinio Castillo

Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) and Mexico's Moisés Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) have been able to reach an agreement for their super bantamweight championship showdown, which was ordered by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

After both sides informed the sanctioning body, the WBA's world championships committee canceled the purse bid which was scheduled for April 3.

This dispute had first been ordered by the WBA in July of 2016. The parties suffered several inconveniences that kept pushing back their encounter.


They first reached an agreement last fall, and the fight was scheduled to take place on February 25th in Texas, as part of the Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland HBO Pay-Per-View undercard. The fight was once again delayed after Kirkland suffered an injury in training camp and withdrew from his fight, which caused the entire event to get canceled.

"El Chacal", as the Cuban pugilist is known, won his WBA title in 2012 after beating American Rico Ramos by knockout and was later promoted to super champion in 2013 after beating Filipino Nonito Donaire. He successfully defended the title on six occasions. Although it is timely to note that even before obtaining those belts he had captured the WBA's interim belt at 122 pounds.

Meanwhile, "Chuky", as the Aztec gladiator is known, won the interim bantamweight title in 2015 with a win over Colombian fighter Oscar Escandón and has already defended the title twice, which, added to his unbeaten condition, gave him the right to secure a mandatory shot against the boxer that most regard as the best fighter in the division.

In the coming days, the WBA expects to receive the fully exercised bout agreements. Both sides have promised to send them to the WBA's offices located in Panama City, Panama. Once that happens the WBA will announce the new rescheduled date and details of the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 03-31-2017

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;17556880]Is Flores legit? By that I mean, enough of a challenge to justify keeping Rigo in the P4P? I've got a ton of respect for Rigo and think he's the slickest boxer alive, but his accomplishments are about 10…

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-31-2017

I thought this fight was already signed, jesus ****in christ. Well, at least an agreement was reached. Rigo is as bad as Adonis right now, all this inactivity. He's fortunate that Flores has been just as inactive.

Comment by Godsfly on 03-31-2017

this is a very good fight for both men. if flores wins he's the man in his division. if rigo wins it adds a lot to his resume.

Comment by Lester Tutor on 03-31-2017

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;17556880]Is Flores legit? By that I mean, enough of a challenge to justify keeping Rigo in the P4P? I've got a ton of respect for Rigo and think he's the slickest boxer alive, but his accomplishments are about 10…

Comment by Redd Foxx on 03-31-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17556833]I'm pumped for this one! About time they sorted this situation with the interim title/Super Bantam its been like two years now. So Guillermo is finally going to face a real contender with a rugged style that's sure to press…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Carl Frampton Getting Annoyed By Trash Talk of Luke Jackson Kamil Delighted After Winning The Right To Remain in Scotland Jermaine Franklin Decisions Craig Lewis at Motor City Casino Bellew: I Prefer Usyk-Gassiev Winner - But Fury Easier, Pays More Joshua: Wilder is Definitely Going To Happen - Confident I'll Win! Zeuge's Coach, Braehmer, Went Bonkers After Upset Loss Shakhram Giyasov Picks Up Stoppage Win in First Round Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap Nacho: Canelo Needs The "Perfect Fight" To Beat Golovkin Subriel Matias vs. Breidis Prescott Set For August 18 Photos: Andrade, Vargas, Hooker, Roman Join Hearn, DAZN Photos: Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller - Confrontation in NYC Jarrell Miller-Artur Szpilka in Play For October 6 in Chicago Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Go Face To Face Cindy Serrano Confident That She Will Shock Katie Taylor Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return Joshua Warns Miller: Anyone is Welcome To Come Get The Smoke! Hearn: Greatest Thing To Happen To U.S. Boxing in a Long Time! Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller Erupt in Heated Confrontation Ryan Burnett, Mikhail Aloyan Confirmed For WBSS Season 2 DAZN Fighter Signings, Event Dates, Service Price Revealed Parker's Trainer: We Want 'Fair Referee' For Dillian Whyte Fight Usyk: On Saturday, People Will See Everything From Me Whyte-Parker: Joe Joyce Rules Himself Out, Reveals Trainer Split Pacquiao Coach Would Love Amir Khan Showdown at Wembley Hurd's Coach: Charlo Panics in Tough Spots - We'll Exploit That! Pacquiao: I Don't Know Yet About Fighting Keith Thurman Frank Warren: Fury Has The Tools To Beat Them All Comfortably Trainer: Pacquiao Proved Doubters Wrong, There are Many Haters Charlie Flynn Believes it is Time To Talk Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card Price: Joshua Did Not Knock Takam Out Cold - Povetkin Did Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving! Ken Shiro Looks Forward To a Long Reign as Champion Dooley Noted: The Diminishing of Yorkies, Undercards, PPVs Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev Pacquiao: I'm Addicted To Boxing - I Want To Defend My Belt! Berchelt vs. Roman in Talks For October Date on HBO Lomachenko's Manager Gives Update on Rehabilitation, Return Hearn: Wilder Has To Ask - 'Do I Really Believe I Can Beat Joshua?'

Latest Active Forum Threads