Guillermo Rigondeaux might be quickly approaching 40 years of age but he clearly still has plenty left to offer the sport at the moment.
Fighting for the first time since suffering the first loss of his professional boxing career last year to pound for pound number one Vasyl Lomachenko last year, ‘Rigo’ bounced back in some style on Sunday night.
Boxing on the undercard of the IBF super-middleweight title fight headliner Rigondeaux wasted little time in showing fans in LA that he still carries enough power and skill to go through much younger opposition than himself in devastating fashion.
Fighting on Premier Boxing Champions live on Fox Sports 1 the classic ‘Rigo’ left hand proved to be too much for his outclassed foe right in the very first found as the referee waved off proceedings towards the end of the round:
A very impressive come back indeed and one that improved his professional record to 18-0-1 (12KO).
Fighting back at a more natural weight class is definitely something that suits him and a move that one suspects he’ll continue for the rest of his career.
As for the Lomachenko fight, as the old saying goes — a good big man beats a good small man.
The only exception to the rule is when typically an exceptional little man can beat a good big man — but they are rare breed when they come along (Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, etc).
As for what the future holds in 2019 for ‘El Chacal’, expect some meaningful and possibly world title fights once again at 122lbs for the Cuban boxing great.