A Cuban professional boxer is named for Guillermo Rigondeaux. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA (Regular) bantamweight title since February 2020 and previously, the unified WBA (Super), WBO, and Ring magazine super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2017. As of February 2020, he is ranked as the world’s best active super-bantamweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and fifth by The Ring, as well as the sixth-best active bantamweight by BoxRec. He has also won consecutive gold medals in the bantamweight division at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Overall, he is a very talented boxer.
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Guillermo Rigondeaux wins decision over Liborio Solis in the move to bantamweight. Guillermo Rigondeaux’s tenure as an action fighter is over, ending after a single fight in 2019, but the 39-year-old Cuban kept his career plenty alive tonight, scoring a split decision win that shouldn’t have been over Liborio Solis in a move down to bantamweight. The win nets Rigondeaux (20-1, 13 KO) the secondary WBA “world” bantamweight title, but don’t be confused here; Naoya Inoue is the WBA bantamweight titleholder, and this is just a belt they handed out because the WBA does that. The scores for the fight were 115-112 and 116-111 for Rigondeaux, which were about right, and 115-112 for Solis (30-6-1, 14 KO), which is a bold take from Don Ackerman, we’ll say.
What is the birthplace of Guillermo Rigondeaux?
Guillermo Rigondeaux was born with the birth name of Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz. He was born on 30th September 1980 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. His nationality is Cuban and his ethnicity is Mixed. His sun sign is Libra and his religion is Christian. He is nicknamed as Rigo. As of 2019, he celebrated his 39th birthday.
How Guillermo Rigondeaux began his Career?
- Guillermo was announced to have defected along with 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson, Yordanis Despaigne and Yuniel Dorticos on 23rd February 2009.
- He won his professional debut on 22 May with a third-round technical knockout (TKO) over Juan Noriega in Miami.
- On 17th July, he won his second pro fight against Robert Guillen by first-round knockout.
- On 18th September, he beat Giovanni Andrade by third-round TKO to win the NABA super bantamweight title, dropping Andrade once in each of rounds two and three.
- He won a unanimous decision over Lante Addy in 8 rounds, dropping Addy once in round one on 16th December 2009.
- He scored a first-round knockout against Adolfo Landeros, dropping Landeros with a hard left uppercut to the body on 5th February 2010.
- He then signed a three-year contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank in July 2010 and he is also co-promoted by Boris Arencibia’s Caribe Promotions.
- He fought Ricardo Cordoba on the undercard of the WBC super welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito at the Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, in front of 41,734 people on 13th November 2010 which was the biggest fight in Rigondeaux’s career to date.
- He knocked Cordoba down in the fourth round with a body shot but was judged to be knocked down himself in the sixth, in what appeared to be a slip.
- On 19th March 2011, Rigondeaux fought Willie Casey at the City West Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. This was Rigondeaux’s first defense of his interim WBA title.
- He won the full WBA super bantamweight title by knocking out champion and The Ring magazine’s No. 2 ranked super bantamweight, Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs), in the sixth round on 20th January 2012. He attacked but Ramos gathered himself and finished the round.
- On 9th June 2012, he made the first defense of his WBA super bantamweight title against Teon Kennedy on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- He then fought Roberto Marroquin on the undercard of the Sergio Martínez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fight at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- He fought in a unification bout against WBO and The Ring champion Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall, New York. Rigondeaux left his trainer Jorge Rubio in order to start training with his former amateur trainer Pedro Diaz for this fight on 13th April 2013.
- He then fought against Agbeko, Kokietgym, Amagasa, Dickens, Flores, Lomacenko, and more.
- As stated by the WBA, in the January 2018 rankings, Rigondeaux was removed as their ‘Super’ champion.
- HE returned to training on 25 July 2018.
- On 2nd August, Rigondeaux and Roc Nation Sports came to a mutual agreement to terminate their contract.
- On 20th November 2018, it was reported that he started training with Veteran trainer Ronnie Shields.
- After signing with powerful advisor Al Haymon, now fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, it was announced on 29 November, he would make his ring return on either 22 December 2018 or 13 January 2019.
- His co-manager Alex Bornote later confirmed he would fight on a date in January 2019.
- His next bout was scheduled to take place as a co-feature to the rematch between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo on 23 June 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada. Rigondeaux’s opponent was confirmed to be former WBC interim champion Julio Ceja (32-3, 28 KOs), with the fight being a WBC eliminator.
What is the Net Worth of Guillermo Rigondeaux?
The net worth of this famous boxer is estimated to be $1 Million as of 2020. But his exact salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his present work. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and his major source of earning is from his boxing career.
Who is Guillermo Rigondeaux Married to?
Guillermo Rigondeaux is a married person. He was married to Farah Colina. The duo was also blessed with a son. There is no further information about their marital life, how they met and more as he has also not revealed anything about his personal life to the media. He left behind his wife and children to focus on his career. At present, he is focusing on his career. His sexual orientation is straight.
How tall is Guillermo Rigondeaux?
Guillermo is a very handsome person with a strong body build. He has got a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of five feet four inches or 1.63 m with a bodyweight of 64 KG or 141 lbs. His chest size is 41 in, waist size is 29 in and biceps size is 14 in. His eye color and hair color both are black. Overall, he has got a healthy body.