By Chris Williams: Former WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs) will be back inside the ring in December or January against a rival still to be resolved, as per RingTV. The 38-year-old Rigondeaux, who is currently marked with Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions, could have the 2-time Olympic gold medalist back in real life on December 22 or January 13. In the event that Rigondeaux battles on December 22, he would end up on the undercard of Jermall Charlo versus Willie Monroe Jr. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
That is a stacked card with Jermall’s sibling WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (31-0, 15 KOs) confronting Tony Harrison in the co-highlight.
At 38-years of age, there’s most likely very little Rigondeux can do at his age. He’s not battled in a years, and he’ll be ring corroded when he returns to the ring to battle the more youthful lions at 122. It would be an awful thought for Premier Boxing Champions manager Al Haymon to place Rigondeaux in with WBO super bantamweight champion Issac Dogboe. Rigondeaux would have a shot of beating IBF champion Terence TJ Doheny and WBA belt holder Daniel Roman on the off chance that he could get a battle against both of them. Rigondeaux shouldn’t hold his breath sitting tight for both of those folks to battle him. WBC champion Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) may have excessively size, power and youth for Rigondeaux.
On the off chance that Rigondeaux is put on the January 13 card, he would battle on the undercard of IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui versus Caleb Plant on FS1 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California. That card is as yet being shaped, so there’s a superior shot that Rigondeaux winds up on the card.
Rigondeaux hasn’t battled since losing to previous World Boxing Organization super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko by a sixth round stoppage 11 months prior in December 2017. Rigondeaux vanished after that misfortune, which he planed on hand damage. Rigondeaux didn’t have the characteristic size and capacity to contend with the greater Lomachenko subsequent to climbing two weight classes to move him for his title. Lomachenko didn’t give Rigondeaux a catchweight. He needed to climb two divisions to take the battle, and it was never going to be a decent arrangement for him.