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Team Rigondeaux: Rigo Will Return in a Big Way

By Elisinio Castillo

Promoter Boris Arencibia of Caribe Promotions, who handle WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10KOs), has confirmed the statements that appeared from his fighter a few days ago on BoxingScene.com.

Rigondeaux said he was officially a free agent, because his managerial contract with Gary Hyde had finally expired on September 15th. Both Rigondeaux, and Arencibia, deny the claims by Hyde, who says the fighter is contractually bound to him until early next year.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner is going to return in a big way, says Arencibia. Both Rigondeaux and Cariba had a very tense relationship with Hyde.

"A new chapter begins in the history of Guillermo Rigondeaux,'' said Arencibia to George Ebro. "Our champion is at the peak of his career and nothing that's being said out there or being alleged by Hyde can stop [our plans]. Everyone will see his return in a big way."

"This period of time where we were attached to Hyde has been a real test for our patience.  A lot of promoters were also anticipating September 15 in order to avoid having to deal with this situation, but now it's all over and we start a new phase, transparent and it's going to benefit, above everyone, Rigo."

The super-bantamweight has been out of the ring since December 31 in Osaka, when he knocked out Japanese contender Hisashi Amagasa. The inactivity is being blamed on the friction with Hyde.

"You must believe us when we say that we are the first to feel frustrated by what happened [with his inactivity], '' said Arencibia." We had our hands tied on a lot of things and we have dealt with other situations in which there has been bad faith. Luckily, no evil lasts 100 years and Rigo has time enough time in front of him to extend his rule."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AddiX on 09-19-2015

[QUOTE=lazaron72;16065537]Agreed , brother . Hope haymon buys caribe out or caribe acepts a small free and let rigo be promoted by haymon . Caribe does nothing , nada . They only want a payday out of rigo . Hit and…

Comment by Zaroku on 09-19-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16065443]So is Caribe the one who sheltered him after he came from Cuba or what.... because that's the only reason I can see him being so loyal to them.... I thought it was Hyde[/QUOTE] I have never been an immigrat,…

Comment by el_locoteee on 09-19-2015

[QUOTE=lazaron72;16065537]Agreed , brother . Hope haymon buys caribe out or caribe acepts a small free and let rigo be promoted by haymon . Caribe does nothing , nada . They only want a payday out of rigo . Hit and…

Comment by Boxfan7819 on 09-19-2015

Be great Rigo and clean out the weight division above you plenty of good opposition there

Comment by JoeKidd on 09-19-2015

Rigo should take note of the Floyd fallout.

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