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Vasyl Lomachenko Dominatees Guillermo Rigondeaux, Makes Him Stop After the Sixth Round

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night (Photo: Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of Madison Square Garden in New York, WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO’s) scored a one-sided TKO victory over Cuban marvel and WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KO’s).

Lomachenko, 29, was simply too big, too precise, and too skilled for Rigondeaux, 37, who had no answers for his Ukrainian foe. Following the sixth round, Rigondeaux elected not to come out for another round and the bout was waved off.

Guillermo Rigondeaux to train with Freddie Roach?


Looks like our friend EGO is reporting that two-time Cuban gold medalist and WBA/WBO junior featherweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux may be heading back to work with Freddie Roach. Check out the video below for more follow EGO on YouTube / Instagram / Twitter

Photos: Guillermo Rigondeaux knocks out Looknongyantoy in one; Top Rank contract up

Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scores a first round KO over two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.

Looknongyantoy was rocked by an accidental headbutt and went down. When action resumed, they touched gloves, then Rigondeaux pounced and immediately landed a combination that dropped him. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after just 1:44.

Rigondeaux and Top Rank will now go their separate ways.

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Photos: Guillermo Rigondeaux returns in Macau, China on UniMas

Images from Macau, China, as unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KO’s) works out ahead of his July 19 defense against contender Sod Looknongyantoy. The clash takes place from the Cotai Arena inside of the Venetian Macao Resort.

One of the biggest subplots to this fight is that the Cuban marvel will not be featured on HBO. Instead, viewers can check out the two-time gold medalist out on UniMas at 11 PM/ET.

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Larry Merchant not thrilled with Guillermo Rigondeaux: ‘I think I fell asleep in the second round’

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Chris Robinson catches up with former HBO analyst Larry Merchant, as he speaks on Guillermo Rigondeaux’s dominant victory over Joseph Agbeko in Atlantic City. Merchant wasn’t exactly thrilled with Rigondeaux’s performance and says he even fell asleep in the second round of the fight

Photo credits: Chris Robinson (http://www.HustleBoss.com) / Chris Farina (Top Rank)

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Guillermo Rigondeaux continues to take shots at Nonito Donaire: ‘He’s traumatized after the beating I gave him’

Guillermo Rigondeaux going to work against Joseph Agbeko on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBA/WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux produced another sterling performance in shutting down former bantamweight titlist Joseph Agbeko over twelve one-sided rounds.

So dominant was Rigondeaux that Agbeko appeared to be lost at times, as he simply couldn’t figure out a way to crack through the defensive wizardry that the Cuban marvel possesses.

In the wake of another virtuoso dispay, Rigondeaux spoke with HBO’s Max Kellerman and confirmed that he has been listening to the critics who claim his lack of excitement hinders his overall marketability as a prizefighter.

Guillermo Rigondeaux says he will knock out Vasyl Lomachenko next year if the money is right

Marc Abrams of http://www.15Rounds.com catches up with Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux, as the former two-time gold medalist and WBA/WBO junior featherweight champion speaks on his upcoming match with Joseph Agbeko, his victory over Nonito Donaire, and a possible clash with Vasyl Lomachenko next year

Guillermo Rigondeaux responds to Donaire; calls for clash in Miami next year [CR's Commentary]


Following Nonito Donaire’s rematch victory over Vic Darchinyan on Saturday night, Nonito Donaire has expressed interest in avenging his loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux. It didn’t take long for the Cuban champion to respond to Donaire. Check out the video for his thoughts

Photos: Guillermo Rigondeaux shocks Nonito Donaire in New York with commanding decision victory

Continue on to the slideshow for a ringside view of Guillermo Rigondeaux’s tactical and impressive unanimous decision victory over Nonito Donaire on Saturday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

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Mikey Garcia expresses interest in a clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux and speaks on why things may have gone wrong for Nonito Donaire

Guillermo Rigondeaux got the best of Nonito Donaire on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from Radio City Music Hall in New York, two-time Cuban gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux captured his biggest victory as a professional with a commanding unanimous decision victory over Nonito Donaire in a junior featherweight unification bout.

Showing deft movement, superior angles, and sharp punching throughout the contest, Rigondeaux proved himself to be the superior fighter as he added the WBO bauble alongside his WBA belt following the announcement of scorecards in his favor reading 116-111, 115-112, and 114-113.

One curious spectator taking in the action was reigning WBO featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia, whose older brother Robert assists Donaire in training.

Bob Arum speaks on the Nonito Donaire-Abner Mares fallout and reveals why it’s ‘impossible’ for him to work with Golden Boy

Bob Arum in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon with his latest signee, Zou Shiming (Photo: Chris Robinson / HustleBoss.com)



By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, I caught up with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum inside of the main lobby of the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While Arum was anticipating the grand arrival of his latest signee, former two-time gold medalist Zou Shiming from China, he took a few moments to address the latest developments with another one of his star fighters, Nonito Donaire.

Donaire is presently eyeing an April return to the ring, with reports having either a clash with WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux or a rematch with former titlist Vic Darchinyan on tap.

There has been plenty of confusion taking place in the camp of Rigondeaux, from his issues with Miami-based Caribe Promotions to the Cuban bringing in the services of trainer Pedro Diaz at the expense of his former coach Jorge Rubio.

“That will be decided by the end of the week,” Arum said when discussing the situation. “We have made an offer to Rigondeaux and we’re waiting to see if he accepts.”

Ismael Salas on training Jorge Linares, Donaire vs. Rigondeaux, and why he feels Yuriorkis Gamboa is a clean fighter


By Chris Robinson

After catching up with Ismael Salas this past weekend in Las Vegas during Lucas Matthysse’s knockout victory over Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, I made a point to swing through and check out the Cuban trainer in camp with his latest pupil, Jorge Linares.

Overseeing the two-division world champion inside of the Long Life Fit Gym on Wednesday afternoon, Salas seems enthused by the prospect of trying to resurrect Linares’ career.

Undoubtedly one of the game’s finer talents, Linares suffered a pair of bloody and debilitating TKO defeats to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson in October of 2011 and March of 2012 that left his career hanging with serious questions.

During our conversation after their training, Salas spoke on his first ten days working with Linares while also taking time to speak on two of his former charges, WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Freddie Roach wants to see Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux

A flashback highlight from the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia fight week in Las Vegas, Nevada a few weeks back as trainer Freddie Roach breaks down a potential bout between IBF/WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

After cutting ties with Freddie Roach, Jorge Linares now training in Las Vegas with Yuriorkis Gamboa’s former trainer


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, there was no shortage of boxing luminaries inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for Lucas Matthysse’s crushing first-round knockout over Mike Dallas Jr.

Such notables in the building included former champions Zab Judah and Shane Mosley, junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield, former WBO female super bantamweight champion Ana Julaton, junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo, rising lightweight Sharif Bogere, and former two-division titlist Jorge Linares.

Striking a conversation with Linares, I quickly discovered that much has changed for the Venezuelan-born prizefighter.

Ronnie Shields likes Juan Manuel Marquez over Nonito Donaire as 2012’s Fighter of the Year

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, former welterweight contender and trainer Ronnie Shields will find himself inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as he will be guiding twin brothers and junior middleweight prospects Jermall (10-0, 6 KO’s) and Jermell Charlo (19-0, 9 KO’s) into battle.

Also working with the likes of junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara and super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez, amongst others, Shields has a nice core group of fighters that keep him busy throughout the year.