Rigondeaux: I'll Sign Contract For Magdaleno Faster Than UPS!

By Ryan Burton

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is very interested in unification bouts.

The 36-year-old appeared to fulfill his mandatory obligation when he blasted out Moises Flores in the first round of their fight two weeks in Las Vegas on the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev undercard.

Both men threw punches after the bell to end the round and Rigondeaux's punch, which knocked out Flores, was deemed legal at the time. However, a few days ago the Nevada State Athletic Commission overturned the ruling and changed the result to a no-contest.  That change will likely cause the WBA to order a rematch.


High on the Cuban's wish list for his next opponent is WBO champion Jessie Magdaleno (25-0). 

The Las Vegas native captured the title last year when he outpointed former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire. Rigondeaux used to have the WBO strap, having won it when he got off the floor to outpoint Donaire in a high-stakes unification fight in 2013. He was later stripped of the title due to inactivity.

Magdaleno and Rigondeaux were at one-point under the same promotional banner, Top Rank. Rigondeaux left Top Rank a few years ago and inked a promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports last year.

Magdaleno's promotional affiliation is no issue for the two-time Olympic gold medal winner, who wants that unification bout at all costs.

"I am waiting for him because he has something that belongs to me. That title he has belongs to me," Rigondeaux told

"They took it from me because I went so long between fights and couldn't get fights.  He fought Nonito and beat him. Now Magdaleno has the title and I feel sorry for him because he has something that belongs to me.  I saw an interview where he said he wanted to fight me and I am available right now. I will be there faster than UPS or Fedex. Just let me know."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DannYankee on 06-30-2017

That's more like it don't put everything on hold because of other people who will runaway quietly faster than Usain frikking bolt while you're just looking stupid with no fight hunt the prey you can eat not the one that…

Comment by genrick on 06-30-2017

I'm confused why Rigondeux is not using Roc nation to make offers. Seems this guy's association with Roc is useless. He should sign up with Haymon or TMT as soon as his contract is finished.

Comment by turnedup on 06-30-2017

[QUOTE=racostaa;17808605]Is not Rigo's fault, is because everybody is scared to death. All the pseudo champions are just waiting to Rigo get older or retire[/QUOTE] Scared of Rigo? It's boxing cuz, and while yes fighters want to fight for the biggest…

Comment by Ray* on 06-29-2017

Lmaoooo. Nice pun

Comment by HandsofIron on 06-29-2017

Go up to 26 and fight GRJ or some ish.

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