Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz

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'''Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz''' (Born: September 30, 1980) is a Cuban boxer, who captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class.
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'''Trainers:''' [[Freddie Roach]], [[Ronnie Shields]], [[Ismael Salas]] (current)<br>
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== Olympic results ==
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'''Guillermo Rigondeaux''' is a former [[2004 Cuban Olympians|Cuban]] amateur boxer who captured the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class. Rigondeaux is a seven-time (2000-06) Cuban national champion at bantamweight. He claims an amateur record of nearly 400 fights with twelve losses -- with his last losses coming to [[Rencise Perez]] and [[Bekzat Sattarkhanov]] in 1998, [[Waldemar Font]] in 1999, and his most recent loss against [[Agasi Mamedov]] in 2003.
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On July 22, 2007, Rigondeaux and teammate [[Erislandy Lara]] failed to appear for their scheduled bouts at the Pan American Games in Brazil. It was initially announced that  Rigondeaux was to turn professional, joining fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians [[Odlanier Solis]], [[Yuriorkis Gamboa]] and [[Yan Barthelemy]], who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux signed a promotional deal with [[Ahmet Oener|Ahmet Oener]] and [[ARENA Box-Promotion]]. However on August 2nd, Rigondeaux and Lara were taken into police custody in Brazil, stating that they wanted to return home to Cuba. Then Cuban leader Fidel Castro has stated that Rigondeaux and Lara will not box again for the Cuban team. In February 2009, Rigondeaux defected again via Mexico City to Miami, and signed with ARENA Box.
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==Olympic Results==
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'''2000'''
 
'''2000'''
 
*Defeated [[Moez Zemzemi]] (Tunisia) KO 1
 
*Defeated [[Moez Zemzemi]] (Tunisia) KO 1
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*Defeated [[Clarence Vinson]] (United States) 18-6
 
*Defeated [[Clarence Vinson]] (United States) 18-6
 
*Defeated [[Raimkul Malakhbekov]] (Russia) 18-12
 
*Defeated [[Raimkul Malakhbekov]] (Russia) 18-12
 
 
'''2004'''
 
'''2004'''
 
*Round of 32: Defeated [[Liu Yuan]] of China - PTS (21-7)
 
*Round of 32: Defeated [[Liu Yuan]] of China - PTS (21-7)
 
*Round of 16: Defeated [[Mehar Ullah]] of Pakistan - RSC 3
 
*Round of 16: Defeated [[Mehar Ullah]] of Pakistan - RSC 3
 
*Quarterfinals: Defeated [[Gennady Kovalev]] of Russia - PTS (20-5)
 
*Quarterfinals: Defeated [[Gennady Kovalev]] of Russia - PTS (20-5)
*Semifinals: Defeated [[Bahodirjon Sooltonov]] of Uzbekistan - PTS (27-13)
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*Semifinals: Defeated [[Bahodirjon Sultonov]] of Uzbekistan - PTS (27-13)
 
*Gold Medal Match: Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] of Thailand - PTS (22-13)
 
*Gold Medal Match: Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] of Thailand - PTS (22-13)
  
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==Other Amateur Highlights==
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*2000 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2001 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2001 World amateur champion - bantamweight (in Belfast, Northern Ireland)
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**Defeated [[Kazumasa Tsujimoto]] (Japan) RSC 2
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**Defeated [[Reidar Walstad]] (Norway) RSC 2
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**Defeated [[Artur Mikaelian]] (Greece) 24-8
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**Defeated [[Sergey Danilchenko]] (Ukraine) 15-6
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**Defeated [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 30-24
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*2002 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2002 World Cup champion - bantamweight (in Astana, Kazakhstan)
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**Defeated [[Justin Kane]] (Australia) RSC 1
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**Defeated [[Keren Gurgen]] (Turkey) RSC 1
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**Defeated [[Chotipat Wongprates]] (Thailand) 13-2
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**Defeated [[Toljen Kanatov]] (Kazkhstan) 7-6
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*2003 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2003 competed as a bantamweight at World championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
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**Defeated [[Andrzej Liczik]] (Poland) 15-1
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**Lost to [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 13-16
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*2003 Bantamweight gold medalist at Pan-American games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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**Defeated [[Argenis Mendez]] (Dominican Republic) 17-2
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**Defeated [[Alexander Espinoza]] (Venezuela) RSC 2
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**Defeated [[Andrew Kooner]] (Canada) 22-2
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**Defeated [[Abner Mares]] (Mexico) 17-7
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*2004 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2005 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2005 Bantamweight gold medalist at World Cup in Moscow Russia.
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**Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] (Thailand) 34-16
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**Defeated [[Zsolt Bedak]] (Romania) 28-11
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**Defeated [[Murat Aiyrmasov]] (Kazakhstan) 34-7
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**Defeated [[Maksim Khalikov]] (Russia) 37-21
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*2005 World amateur champion at bantamweight in competition held in Mianyang, China
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**Defeated [[Vladislav Sokolov]] (Latvia) RTD 2
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**Defeated [[Ougonchulun Batkhuu]] (Mongolia) RSC
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**Defeated [[Bahodirjon Sultonov]] (Uzbekistan) RSC 3
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**Defeated [[Ali Hallab]] (France) 37-23
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**Defeated [[Rustamhodza Rachimov]] (Germany) 19-9
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*2006 Cuban national amateur champion
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*2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Central American Games in Cartagena, Colombia
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**Defeated [[Juan Carlos Velasquez]] (Puerto Rico) 10-1
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**Defeated [[Jhonatan Romero]] (Colombia) walk-over
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**Defeated [[Arturo Santos Reyes]] (Mexico) 14-3
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*2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Nations Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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**Defeated [[Mirzhan Rakhimzhanov]] (Kazakhstan) 28-10
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**Defeated [[Rau'shee Warren]] (United States) 21-17
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**Defeated [[Elshad Guliyev]] (Azerbaijan) walk-over
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**Defeated [[Ali Aliyev]] (Russia) RSC 3
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==Titles Held==
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*'''[[World Boxing Association]] World Super Bantamweight Title''' (2012- )
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*[[NABA]] Super Bantamweight Title (2009)
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==External link==
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[http://www.boxingconfidential.com/articles.php?id=2217 boxingconfidential.com article] on contact with ARENA
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Revision as of 05:50, 15 September 2012

Guillermo Rigondeaux

Name: Guillermo Rigondeaux
Alias: El Chacal / The Jackal
Born: 1980-09-30 (Age:33)
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Nationality: Cuban
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 4½″   /   164cm
Reach: 66″   /   168cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Freddie Roach, Ronnie Shields, Ismael Salas (current)

Guillermo Rigondeaux is a former Cuban amateur boxer who captured the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in the Bantamweight (54 kg) class. Rigondeaux is a seven-time (2000-06) Cuban national champion at bantamweight. He claims an amateur record of nearly 400 fights with twelve losses -- with his last losses coming to Rencise Perez and Bekzat Sattarkhanov in 1998, Waldemar Font in 1999, and his most recent loss against Agasi Mamedov in 2003.

On July 22, 2007, Rigondeaux and teammate Erislandy Lara failed to appear for their scheduled bouts at the Pan American Games in Brazil. It was initially announced that Rigondeaux was to turn professional, joining fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians Odlanier Solis, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy, who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux signed a promotional deal with Ahmet Oener and ARENA Box-Promotion. However on August 2nd, Rigondeaux and Lara were taken into police custody in Brazil, stating that they wanted to return home to Cuba. Then Cuban leader Fidel Castro has stated that Rigondeaux and Lara will not box again for the Cuban team. In February 2009, Rigondeaux defected again via Mexico City to Miami, and signed with ARENA Box.

Contents

Olympic Results

GuillermoRigondeaux.jpg

2000

2004

Other Amateur Highlights

Titles Held

External link

boxingconfidential.com article on contact with ARENA


Preceded by:
Rico Ramos
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
2012 Jan 20 – present
Succeeded by:


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