Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Robert Marroquin
2012-09-15 : Guillermo Rigondeaux 122 lbs beat Robert Marroquin 122 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Robert Byrd
- Judge: Glenn Feldman 118-108
- Judge: Robert Hoyle 118-108
- Judge: Richard Ocasio 118-109
Rigondeaux was outboxing Marroquin and catching him with straight left hands, but in the third round, Marroquin announced his presence by rocking Rigondeaux with a strong left hand. Rigondeaux's legs were unsteady and he was looking to hold on, but he recovered quickly. In the fifth round, Rigondeaux flashed his power, dropping Marroquin with a straight left hand.
Marroquin landed a solid right hand that knocked Rigondeaux back in the ninth round, but his offensive moments were quite limited.
Rigondeaux, a southpaw, cruised through most of the fight. Marroquin, whose nose was bleeding in the 11th round, couldn't cut the ring off against the much faster Rigondeaux.
Rigondeaux closed out the fight with another knockdown in the 12th round, dropping Marroquin (22-2, 15 KOs) with a clean straight left hand.