Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, which is promoting the card, said the bout was called off because Solis had yet to get a visa and would not be able to make it to the site in time. He’s not going to throw Inoue in with Rigondeaux unless he’s certain he can win.It was an easy decision for Arum to let Vasiliy Lomachenko fight Rigondeaux in December 2017. Rigo and his team have been chasing a Frampton fight for a little while now—they even offered to stage the contest in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland—but his team has expressed reluctance about whether or not their man is ready for that fight. Flores will also be coming off a lengthy layoff, having not fought since last June when he outpointed Paulus Ambundu. And if he can't find someone willing to try and take those from him, he recently expressed a willingness to move up in weight. Warrior,” said Rigondeaux on how he views Inoue as a fighter. If Santa Cruz can pressure him effectively—a big if—and force him to fight—another big if—then this one could turn into a barnburner. It’s an interesting style matchup, and Top Rank might be willing to go along with it in the hopes that Lomachenko dumps Rigondeaux off its hands. Desperate to prove himself against a top opponent, in December 2017, Rigondeaux rose two divisions from 122 to 130 to face then-WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, who out-weighed him, 129-to-138 on fight night at The Theater in New York’s Madison Square Garden. All that said, these are the five best options for his next fight. 2020 Boxing News. Nobody loses here, and this is the fight that fans seem to want. Record. Will Taylor-Ramirez finally happen? This was the Ukrainian fighter’s second attempt at gold, having dropped a narrow decision to Orlando Salido earlier in the year. The fight had previously been scheduled to appear on the Miguel Cotto-James Kirkland undercard in February, but the whole show was scrapped when Kirkland picked up an injury. Can Kell Brook upset Terence Crawford? He is young, undefeated and already a multiweight world champion. Location . ET) in the Premier Boxing Champions co-feature at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. And, again, the issue all comes down to risk versus reward. Is Fury-Wilder 3 really doomed? 05822990, is a trading name of Kelsey Publishing, Registered No. He has challenged Rigondeaux to a rematch before—prior to moving to 126 pounds—and seems to have a strong desire for redemption. He was due to fight as a bantamweight for the first time in his career against former junior bantamweight world titlist Liborio Solis, with a vacant secondary 118-pound belt on the line on Saturday (Fox and Fox Deportes, 8 p.m. Would it be a compelling fight? Let it percolate for a little. Boxing debate: Who's next for Tyson Fury, if not Deontay Wilder? One knockout of an overmatched foe isn't going to change that perception. 02387149, Guillermo Rigondeaux could feature on the Ward-Kovalev II undercard, Anthony Yarde: ‘You can achieve the things you put your mind to’, Boxing News at Five: Wilder blames defeat to Fury on his 40-pound uniform, Kovalev arrested for DUI, Oleksandr Usyk enters the heavyweight race with well-deserved points victory over Dereck Chisora, The formidable Naoya Inoue demonstrates his quality against Jason Moloney, On This Day – Two modern greats collide as Marco Antonio Barrera outscores Johnny Tapia, Podcast: Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora – big fight reaction, Don't miss any action. Both men are highly decorated amateurs—some consider the Ukrainian to be the greatest amateur of all time—and each captured two Olympic gold medals for their home nations at the Summer Games. Frampton is certainly more high-profile than Martinez, though less likely, and more compelling than Donaire, though more probable, but don’t bet the farm on the bout happening. It took Rigo a relative eternity to capture his first world title—he won an interim belt in his seventh fight—and it would be an interesting match to see the two former amateur champions get it on as professionals. The Russian recently signed a memo for the return, but Ward sent a series of tweets to his adversary suggesting the numbers don’t quite add up. Kiko Martinez might not be—for lack of a better word—the sexiest option available, but the Spaniard does—for now at least—hold one potentially valuable piece of hardware. With Rigondeaux-Solis off, PBC announced that an eight-round lightweight fight between 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (9-0, 8 KOs), 23, of Santa Maria, California, and Rene Tellez Giron (13-1, 7 KOs), 20, of Mexico, would move up the card and serve as the opener for the televised tripleheader. Results. He would train in the same gym as Yuriorkis Gamboa, Erislandy Lara and Odlanier Solisand would continue his career as a professional once he completed all the residency requirements. Lomachenko has expressed being open to the fight in the past, and Rigo's management team has said it's one it wants.