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.
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.