WBA Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is seeking different avenues to get his career back on track, recently telling media that he is willing to go as high as 126 or even back to his old hunting ground of 118Ibs division to get more attractive matchups.
Rigondeaux will face off against the unbeaten Mexican Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KO), at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on June 17, the undercard to Andre Ward’s rematch with Sergey Kovalev.
The last few years have been frustrating for Rigo, fighting sporadically, his latest being the first of 2017.
“It has not been easy, I miss boxing. We have experience (in having little activity), we have not fought in almost a year – but we are not in any hurry because we know the moment will come and it will arrive soon,” Rigondeaux told ESPN Deportes.
“I would love to have more fights, I’m a little guy. I’m want to fight three times a year, but I do not know what’s going on. I think things are going to be resolved and we’re going to be fighting a lot more. But I am focused on what we know that we have to do – to win.”
“Moisés is a good fighter, a Mexican, and all Mexicans come out to fight and we are prepared for whatever comes. We’re going to fight him, and put on a show that people want to see. Discipline is the main thing that will get the win on June 17.”
Eyes also glancing at the 126Ibs division, Rigondeaux as no issue in facing the best the weight class as to offer.
“I’m ready for anyone at 118, 122 and 126 pounds. I do not have any problems, I can fight with anyone in those divisions. Of course we are ready to fight with anyone, we’ll fight with whoever they put in front of us,” said Rigondeaux