Nickname: Rigo, El Chacal ("The Jackal")
Origin: Santiago de Cuba
Reach: 63" (173cm)
Guillermo RigondeauxW-L-D: 17- 0- 0 ( 11 KOs) | Super bantamweight (122 lbs) Nationality: Cuba
Guillermo Rigondeaux is a Cuban professional boxer. He is the current WBA (Super) and lineal super bantamweight champion, in his second reign as WBA titlist, having previously held the WBO and The Ring magazine super bantamweight titles. The Ring and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) currently recognize Rigondeaux as the world’s number one super bantamweight; The Ring and BoxRec respectively rank him as the world’s fifth and tenth best boxer, pound for pound.
Widely considered to be one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time, Rigondeaux has been lauded by boxing trainer Freddie Roach as being: “Probably the greatest talent I’ve ever seen.” Rigondeaux is known for his hand speed, counterpunching and elusiveness, and has proved an exceptional difficult fighter to hit.
Rigo has been famously avoided throughout his career, as the risk/reward for facing him is too high for many fighters. His next bout will be February 17th against Moises Flores.