Rigondeaux vs. Agbeko To Top HBO Card on 12/7 in AC

By Mike Coppinger

Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8KOs) will finally return on HBO, something that seemed highly unlikely months ago.

The recognized junior featherweight champion will defend his WBA and WBO 122-pound titles against Joseph Agbeko (29-4, 22KOs) on Dec. 7 in Atlantic City, N.J., in the main event of an HBO-televised offering, Rigondeaux's manager Gary Hyde told on Tuesday. Hyde added that the fight has been agreed to but that the sides are waiting on contracts.

"We are excited on hearing the fight will go ahead December 7th and delighted that Joseph has stepped up to the plate to take on the number one 122-pound fighter," Hyde said.

Rigondeaux's last fight was in April, a dominant decision victory over Nonito Donaire on HBO. Following the bout, reports circulated that HBO had no wishes to televise two-time Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, citing his style.

Agbeko comes forward and is likely to bring the fight to Rigondeaux. Abgeko, who recently signed a deal with Espinoza Boxing, engaged in some thrilling fights with Abner Mares, Yonnhy Perez and Vic Darchinyan on Showtime from 2009 to 2011.

Follow Mike Coppinger on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 10-17-2013

This is going to be a great fight. Agbeko is a tough as nails fighter but I still see Rigo winning the fight.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 10-17-2013

[quote=Cubanborn87] When this card in AC was announced, cubans in Union City be like IMAGE#1 I am so excited for this, the tickets shouldn't be that much I'm getting some type of Ringside for this one [/quote] Whatchu know about…

Comment by Sceptic on 10-17-2013

It won't be exciting but it will be interesting. Can't wait.

Comment by deejd on 10-17-2013

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;13844703]no doubt man, i am just waiting for it to be officially announced so that i can take off that friday and reseve the hotel etc. the undercard is stacked too[/QUOTE] Ahhhhhh, and the undercard, too! With Kirk-Tapia and Mack-Nelson!…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 10-15-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13843770]lmao :lol1: Puig was born to play baseball, not to break dance. lol[/QUOTE] haha at least he pulled off the worm lmao

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (111)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker: I'm Going To Come in Light and Fast vs. Joshua Gvozdyk: Stevenson is 40 & Inactive; Not Sure He'll Beat Jack Liam Smith: Canelo Ruined Legacy, Look How His Body Changed! Weekend Review: Jose Ramirez Rises, Felix Verdejo Crumbles Zou Shiming: I Don't Have The Courage To Retire at The Moment Lucas Browne Maintains Innocence in Drug Testing Beefs Floyd Mayweather Says He Will Apply For MMA License Horn's Coach: Crawford Will Be in For a Big Shock in First Round! Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez: Positive or Negative? WBC Prez: I'm Not Protecting Canelo, But We Have To Be Fair! Arum Says ESPN Momentum Building, Big Plans Ahead in 2018 Danny O'Connor Gets Off The Floor, Decisions Steve Claggett Felix Verdejo Very Angry With Decision To Stop The Fight Video: Crawford's Coach Shreds Horn - Warns Spence, Thurman Kyril Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky Showdown is Ordered Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores Must Happen By June, Says WBA Arum Wants Ramirez, Prograis to Take Interim Fights on Same Card Michael Conlan Hopes To Fight in Belfast on June Date Kovalev-Marcus Browne Deal Done for HBO Bout; Date Not Set Arum: Felix Verdejo Very Disappointing; It's a Lack of Discipline Felix Valera, Luis Lebron Grab Knockout Wins in Santo Domingo Sam Soliman, Wes Capper Fight To a Twelve Round Draw Ryuya Yamanaka Retains WBO Strap, Canizales Wins WBA Belt Photos: Gvozdyk Earns WBC Shot, Michael Conlan Excites Crowd Joe Joyce-Dereck Chisora Likely To Be Confirmed For Bellew-Haye Photos: Jose Ramirez Breaks Down Amir Imam For WBC Belt Roach: Linares Has Fight Left in Him; Might Be Too Old for Loma Photos: Antonio Lozada Drills, Stops Felix Verdejo in Shocker Photos: Joe Joyce With Crushing One-Punch KO of Donnie Palmer CompuBox: Jose Ramirez's Pressure, Power Shots Was Difference Robert Helenius Wins Split Decision Over Yury Bykhautsou Gvozdyk: I Want The Stevenson vs. Jack Winner in My Next Fight! Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti Shocks Ray Lampkin With KO in Two Lozada: I Knew I Would KO Felix Verdejo, I Went For it in Tenth Cristian Mijares Gets Stoppage Win Over Fernando Saucedo Jaime Munguia Knocks Out Johnny Navarrete in The Third Roach: Ramirez Won Every Round, 2 Judges Should Be Investigated! Don King: Imam Didn't Throw Enough, Ramirez Was Relentless Michael Conlan Demolishes David Berna in Two Rounds

Latest Active Forum Threads