Rigondeaux Returns on Ward vs Kovalev II Show

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Guillermo Rigondeaux returns to action in 2017 on one of the hottest cards of the year when Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev rematch.

‘El Chacal’ Guillermo Rigondeaux returns to the boxing ring and puts his WBA ‘Super’ super-bantamweight title on the line as well as challenge for the IBO title next up.

He will take on Mexican Moises Flores of Mexico on June 17th at Mandalay Bay. It’s a card really shaping up well for the boxing purists out there.

In a show full of pound for pound talent it just got that bit more talented with Rigondeaux added.

The sublime Cuban has not boxed since last summer when he broke Englishman James Dickens’ jaw in a bout in the UK.

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Since then, as has been the story of Rigondeaux’s career, he’s struggled to stay active and get fights. Flores will be a good test however and a nice opportunity.

Flores is undefeated (25-0-17KO) and has a decent punch. ‘Rigo’ will need to be on song after a year lay off by the time he gets in the ring.

At 36 it will be interesting to see has Rigondeaux slowed down any bit. By all accounts he’s still as wicked fast as ever  – but a year of ring rust at this age isn’t ideal.

For those not familiar with him, lets take a quick look back at why this boxer is considered one of the most skillful of the modern era: