Rigondeaux is Ready For Santa Cruz, Frampton, Mares, Valdez

By Miguel Rivera

In order to get his career more active, WBA super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is ready to go to 126 pounds or return to 118, because he does not want to continue being harmed by a lack of opponents.

For now, the brilliant Cuban (17-0, 11 KO) will have a mandatory defense against mandatory challenger Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KO), at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on June 17.

The event, promoted by Roc Nation Sports and Main Events, will be headlined by the light heavyweight rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Both fights will be broadcast by HBO Pay-Per-View.

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Rigondeaux has only fought once in 2015, once in 2016 and the upcoming bout will his first of 2017.

"It has not been easy, I miss boxing. We have experience (in having little activity), we have not fought in almost a year - but we are not in any hurry because we know the moment will come and it will arrive soon," Rigondeaux told ESPN Deportes.

"I would love to have more fights, I'm a little guy. I'm want to fight three times a year, but I do not know what's going on. I think things are going to be resolved and we're going to be fighting a lot more. But I am focused on what we know that we have to do - to win."

"Moisés is a good fighter, a Mexican, and all Mexicans come out to fight and we are prepared for whatever comes. We're going to fight him, and put on a show that people want to see. Discipline is the main thing that will get the win on June 17."

As far as going up to 126, Rigondeaux has no problem with fighting Leo Santa Cruz, Carl Frampton, Abner Mares or Oscar Valdez.

"I'm ready for anyone at 118, 122 and 126 pounds. I do not have any problems, I can fight with anyone in those divisions. Of course we are ready to fight with anyone, we'll fight with whoever they put in front of us," said Rigondeaux.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BrometheusBob. on 05-14-2017

lol, Rigondeaux is not old enough for those guys yet

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 05-14-2017

lol rigo's downfall has been his own damn fault. there's no reason why anybody should feel bad for him.

Comment by BillyBoxing on 05-14-2017

[QUOTE=lazaron72;17668767]Loma has been exposed already , got beaten by salido , and rigo has not . Rigo wanted to fight him at 124 and Loma didn't . If this fight happened, rigondeaux would take Loma to school , [B]although salido…

Comment by !! Shawn on 05-13-2017

[QUOTE=JaguaresMx;17668098]I genuinely love Rigo. I think he's fascinating and an amazing skilled/powerful boxer...but... he's old now. He's going to get Gamboad and people will scream "exposed". the truth is he is on the downside of his career, plus inactive. Some…

Comment by NYG on 05-13-2017

[QUOTE=sterilizer;17669095]To me it's not about selling out a venue. It is about a quality fight. IMO that fight is the highest-quality possible fight today. Just as Manny-Mayweather was in its moment. The casual fans like to watch big guys fight.…

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