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Friday, July 17, 2009

7/17/09 ESPN'S Friday Night Fights


Overall Summary
: Guillermo Rigondeaux improves his professional record to 2-0, 2 KO's by stopping Robert Guillen with a perfectly placed, counter left to the body in the 1st round. The Cuban southpaw, was very patient before letting his hands go and landed hard left uppercuts and straight lefts. Get cheap boxing gloves by Everlast and Ringside. The 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist preferred to counter punch Guillen rather than initiating the action.

There is no professional boxing in Cuba. Rigondeaux fled for the United States to begin a professional career, leaving behind his wife and son."El Chacal" was not allowed to box anymore when it was rumored he defected after he failed to appear at the weigh-in for the July 2007 Pan-Am games. Rigondeaux returned to camp the next day and stated that he was at a bar all night, but was kicked off the national team.

Tonight, Rigondeaux was very impressive yet again on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights". This focused and determined 122lb. fighter is on the fast track to world a title. Because of his stellar amateur background, Guillermo Rigondeaux can step up his level of competition sooner than most fighters could at this point in their career.

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