His critics say he’s boring, however Cuban southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux continues to be placing guys to sleep. His opponents, that’s. Final night time, boxing on the Don King card that was headlined by Adrien Broner’s huge factors win over Invoice Hutchinson, 42 12 months previous Rigondeaux took out unbeaten Puerto Rican Charlie Clemente-Andino, this with a wonderfully timed left hand to the physique that dropped Clemente-Andino arduous and left him rolling round on the canvas in ache for a while.
The time was 2:43 of spherical seven, and Rigo’s punch on the candy spot ended a combat that had been lower than action-packed up till then, this on account of Clemente-Andino’s detrimental, survival-minded method. Rigondeaux is now 22-3(15) and he has gained his final two by KO. Clemente-Andino, who was returning to the ring following a seven-year inactive spell and who took final night time’s combat on short-notice, is now 12-1(5).
Rigondeaux, who appears and fights like a person far youthful than his superior years (for the decrease weights particularly), was in full command all night time in opposition to his elusive, reluctant foe. Nonetheless quick of hand and possessing nice timing and reflexes, “El Chacal” ended final night time’s combat in a flash. The shot was fairly arduous to catch with out the help of replay, however Rigo actually did land a nasty shot that landed smack, bang on the photo voltaic plexus of Clemente-Andino.
With zero likelihood of getting again up, the stricken fighter was counted out, the ache nonetheless registering on his face lengthy after the 10-count had ended. In opposition to the best fighter, Rigo can nonetheless finish issues in model. Rigondeaux believes he can grow to be champion once more at bantamweight. With the facility, velocity and craftiness he nonetheless carries with him when he fights, who can be ultra-confident in saying Rigo can’t do it?
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see who Rigondeaux fights subsequent and when, as will it show attention-grabbing seeing how lengthy he continues to work with Don King. Say what you need about Rigondeaux, however that boring tag won’t be an acceptable one for him nowadays.