Following last weekend's world title action, we have updated our professional boxing world champions list. The main movers last weekend were Scotland's Ricky Burns who captured the WBA (Regular) world super-lightweight title by stopping Italian Michelle Di Rocco, and also Liverpool's Tony Bellew - who won the WBC crusierweight title by knocking out Illunga Makabu at Goodison Park in front…
The Return Of Rigondeaux Long Overdue
The highly anticipated return of Rigondeaux, one of the most decorated amateurs and highly skilled professional boxers on the planet dawns on the boxing world, as he prepares to step into the squared circle against Philippine Drian Francisco this Saturday night on the undercard of the mega PPV bout between Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Return of Rigondeaux music to the ears of boxing fans
The opponent Rigondeaux is faced with this Saturday is Drian Francisco who has had a fantastic opportunity presented in front of him this weekend, he has an established record of 28 wins with 22 of them coming by way of knockout with 3 losses and 1 draw also on his resume, the 33 year old will know a win over the Rigondeaux will elevate his stock to much bigger things in the future with world championships and huge pay days out there, but no doubt has his eyes purely on attempting to dethrone one of the most skillful fighters on the planet this Saturday night.
Rigondeaux has been out of the ring since stopping Hisashi Amagasa in December 2014 in the 11th round in Japan and has faced almost a year inactivity away from the sport and most recently in the process losing his WBA (super) & WBO 122 pound world championship title belts. Currently he remains the Lineal champion of the division and with his returning nearing he looks sure to remain with that credential under his name.
Widely recognised as the best
Regarded as the best Super Bantamweight in the world he still has big fights to be made with the much awaited super UK fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg officially signed and Nonito Donaire who Rigondeaux over come in 2013 will be looking to win another title as he faces Cesar Juarez for the vacant WBO championship in December recently stripped from Rigondeaux and the Cuban will surely be chomping at the bit to get back into the mix with the top names in the respected division.
Rigondeaux signing with promotional company Roc Nation Sports this past week can only be seen as a positive move in terms of pushing the Cuban to the biggest fights that will secure his legacy at the end of his career, he now has an investing promotional brand who are also known for managing top stars in the sport in Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward, and at the age of 35 he is really in the pinnacle moments of his career, his biggest win over Nonito Donaire is one of the biggest wins in the recent times and solidified his place at the top of the division and will be looking for an active 2016 with the biggest possible fights.
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