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'''Trainers:''' [[Freddie Roach]], [[Ronnie Shields]], [[Ismael Salas]] (current)<br>
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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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'''Guillermo Rigondeaux''' was one of the most decorated amateurs in the history of boxing. Competing in the bantamweight (54 kg) class, he won seven [[2004 Cuban Olympians|Cuban]] national championships (2000-2006), two [[Olympics|Olympic]] gold medals (2000 & 2004), and two amateur world championships (2001 & 2005). Rigondeux claimed an amateur record of 374-12. His last losses came against [[Rencise Perez]] and [[Bekzat Sattarkhanov]] in 1998, [[Waldemar Font]] in 1999, and [[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|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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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. However, Rigondeaux and Lara were taken into police custody three days later for overstaying their visas and sent back to Cuba. Rigondeaux and Lara insisted they never intended to defect, but German promoter [[Ahmet Oener|Ahmet Oener]] of [[ARENA Box-Promotion]] said they signed professional contracts. Cuban leader Fidel Castro said at the time that neither would again be included on the national team because "the Cuban athlete who deserts his delegation is like a soldier who deserts his unit in the midst of combat."
  
==Olympic Results==
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Rigondeaux was able to successfully defect in February 2009. He was taken out of Cuba on a cramped smuggler’s boat and delivered to Miami, where he joined Lara, who had defected the previous June. Both signed promotional deals with ARENA Box.
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'''2000'''
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*Defeated [[Moez Zemzemi]] (Tunisia) KO 1
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*Defeated [[Kazumasa Tsujimoto]] (Japan) RSC 3
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*Defeated [[Agasi Agaguloglu]] (Turkey) 14-5
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*Defeated [[Clarence Vinson]] (United States) 18-6
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*Defeated [[Raimkul Malakhbekov]] (Russia) 18-12
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'''2004'''
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*Round of 32: Defeated [[Liu Yuan]] of China - PTS (21-7)
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*Round of 16: Defeated [[Mehar Ullah]] of Pakistan - RSC 3
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*Quarterfinals: Defeated [[Gennady Kovalev]] of Russia - PTS (20-5)
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*Semifinals: Defeated [[Bahodirjon Sultonov]] of Uzbekistan - PTS (27-13)
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*Gold Medal Match: Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] of Thailand - PTS (22-13)
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==Other Amateur Highlights==
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In only his seventh professional bout, Rigondeaux won the interim WBA super bantamweight title with a twelve-round split decision against [[Ricardo Cordoba]] on November 13, 2010.
*2000 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2001 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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Rigondeaux captured the full WBA super bantamweight title on January 20, 2012 by knocking out [[Rico Ramos]] with a body shot in round six.
*2001 World amateur champion - bantamweight (in Belfast, Northern Ireland)
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In April 2013, Rigondeux upset [[Nonito Donaire]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision to unify the WBA and WBO super bantamweight titles.
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Trainer [[Freddie Roach]] said of Rigondeaux: "He's probably the greatest talent I've ever seen."
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==Amateur Highlights==
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*Amateur Record: 374-12
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*2000 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
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*2000 Olympic Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Sydney, Australia. Results:
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**Defeated [[Moez Zemzemi]] (Tunisia) KO 1
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**Defeated [[Kazumasa Tsujimoto]] (Japan) RSC 3
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**Defeated [[Agasi Agaguloglu]] (Turkey) 14-5
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**Defeated [[Clarence Vinson]] (United States) 18-6
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**Defeated [[Raimkul Malakhbekov]] (Russia) 18-12
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*2001 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
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*2001 World Amateur Bantamweight Champion in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Kazumasa Tsujimoto]] (Japan) RSC 2
 
**Defeated [[Kazumasa Tsujimoto]] (Japan) RSC 2
 
**Defeated [[Reidar Walstad]] (Norway) RSC 2
 
**Defeated [[Reidar Walstad]] (Norway) RSC 2
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**Defeated [[Sergey Danilchenko]] (Ukraine) 15-6
 
**Defeated [[Sergey Danilchenko]] (Ukraine) 15-6
 
**Defeated [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 30-24
 
**Defeated [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 30-24
*2002 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2002 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
*2002 World Cup champion - bantamweight (in Astana, Kazakhstan)
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*2002 World Cup Bantamweight Champion in Astana, Kazakhstan. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Justin Kane]] (Australia) RSC 1
 
**Defeated [[Justin Kane]] (Australia) RSC 1
 
**Defeated [[Keren Gurgen]] (Turkey) RSC 1
 
**Defeated [[Keren Gurgen]] (Turkey) RSC 1
 
**Defeated [[Chotipat Wongprates]] (Thailand) 13-2
 
**Defeated [[Chotipat Wongprates]] (Thailand) 13-2
 
**Defeated [[Toljen Kanatov]] (Kazkhstan) 7-6
 
**Defeated [[Toljen Kanatov]] (Kazkhstan) 7-6
*2003 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2003 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
*2003 competed as a bantamweight at World championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
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*2003 Cuban bantamweight representative competed at the World championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Andrzej Liczik]] (Poland) 15-1
 
**Defeated [[Andrzej Liczik]] (Poland) 15-1
 
**Lost to [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 13-16
 
**Lost to [[Agasi Mamedov]] (Russia) 13-16
*2003 Bantamweight gold medalist at Pan-American games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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*2003 Pan-American Games Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Argenis Mendez]] (Dominican Republic) 17-2
 
**Defeated [[Argenis Mendez]] (Dominican Republic) 17-2
 
**Defeated [[Alexander Espinoza]] (Venezuela) RSC 2
 
**Defeated [[Alexander Espinoza]] (Venezuela) RSC 2
 
**Defeated [[Andrew Kooner]] (Canada) 22-2
 
**Defeated [[Andrew Kooner]] (Canada) 22-2
 
**Defeated [[Abner Mares]] (Mexico) 17-7
 
**Defeated [[Abner Mares]] (Mexico) 17-7
*2004 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2004 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
*2005 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
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*2004 Olympic Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Athens, Greece. Results:
*2005 Bantamweight gold medalist at World Cup in Moscow Russia.
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**Defeated [[Liu Yuan]] of China - PTS (21-7)
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**Defeated [[Mehar Ullah]] of Pakistan - RSC 3
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**Defeated [[Gennady Kovalev]] of Russia - PTS (20-5)
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**Defeated [[Bahodirjon Sultonov]] of Uzbekistan - PTS (27-13)
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**Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] of Thailand - PTS (22-13)
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*2005 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
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*2005 World Cup Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Moscow Russia. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] (Thailand) 34-16
 
**Defeated [[Worapoj Petchkoom]] (Thailand) 34-16
 
**Defeated [[Zsolt Bedak]] (Romania) 28-11
 
**Defeated [[Zsolt Bedak]] (Romania) 28-11
 
**Defeated [[Murat Aiyrmasov]] (Kazakhstan) 34-7
 
**Defeated [[Murat Aiyrmasov]] (Kazakhstan) 34-7
 
**Defeated [[Maksim Khalikov]] (Russia) 37-21
 
**Defeated [[Maksim Khalikov]] (Russia) 37-21
*2005 World amateur champion at bantamweight in competition held in Mianyang, China
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*2005 World Amateur Bantamweight Champion in Mianyang, China. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Vladislav Sokolov]] (Latvia) RTD 2
 
**Defeated [[Vladislav Sokolov]] (Latvia) RTD 2
 
**Defeated [[Ougonchulun Batkhuu]] (Mongolia) RSC
 
**Defeated [[Ougonchulun Batkhuu]] (Mongolia) RSC
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**Defeated [[Ali Hallab]] (France) 37-23
 
**Defeated [[Ali Hallab]] (France) 37-23
 
**Defeated [[Rustamhodza Rachimov]] (Germany) 19-9
 
**Defeated [[Rustamhodza Rachimov]] (Germany) 19-9
*2006 Cuban national amateur champion
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*2006 Cuban National Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
*2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Central American Games in Cartagena, Colombia
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*2006 Central American Games Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Cartagena, Colombia. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Juan Carlos Velasquez]] (Puerto Rico) 10-1
 
**Defeated [[Juan Carlos Velasquez]] (Puerto Rico) 10-1
 
**Defeated [[Jhonatan Romero]] (Colombia) walk-over
 
**Defeated [[Jhonatan Romero]] (Colombia) walk-over
 
**Defeated [[Arturo Santos Reyes]] (Mexico) 14-3
 
**Defeated [[Arturo Santos Reyes]] (Mexico) 14-3
*2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Nations Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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*2006 Nations Cup Bantamweight Gold Medalist in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results:
 
**Defeated [[Mirzhan Rakhimzhanov]] (Kazakhstan) 28-10
 
**Defeated [[Mirzhan Rakhimzhanov]] (Kazakhstan) 28-10
 
**Defeated [[Rau'shee Warren]] (United States) 21-17
 
**Defeated [[Rau'shee Warren]] (United States) 21-17
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**Defeated [[Ali Aliyev]] (Russia) RSC 3
 
**Defeated [[Ali Aliyev]] (Russia) RSC 3
  
==Titles Held==
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== Career Notes ==
*'''[[World Boxing Association]] World Super Bantamweight Title''' (2012- )
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*Has a record of 7-0 (4 KOs) in World Title fights.
*[[NABA]] Super Bantamweight Title (2009)
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*Has a record of 4-0 (1 KO) against former or current world titlists: [[Ricardo Cordoba]], [[Rico Ramos]], [[Nonito Donaire]] and [[Joseph Agbeko]].
  
==External link==
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== Regional & Minor Titles ==
[http://www.boxingconfidential.com/articles.php?id=2217 boxingconfidential.com article] on contact with ARENA
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*[[NABA]] Super Bantamweight Title (September 2009)
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*Interim [[WBA]] Super Bantamweight Title (November 2010 - January 2012)
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== World Titles ==
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*[[WBA]] Super Bantamweight Title
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*[[WBO]] Super Bantamweight Title
  
 
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[[Category:The Ring Magazine Champions]]
 
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Latest revision as of 23:23, 21 March 2015

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Name: Guillermo Rigondeaux
Alias: El Chacal / The Jackal
Born: 1980-09-30 (Age:34)
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 4″   /   162cm
Reach: 68″   /   173cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Freddie Roach, Ronnie Shields, Ismael Salas, Jorge Rubio, Pedro Luis Diaz

Guillermo Rigondeaux was one of the most decorated amateurs in the history of boxing. Competing in the bantamweight (54 kg) class, he won seven Cuban national championships (2000-2006), two Olympic gold medals (2000 & 2004), and two amateur world championships (2001 & 2005). Rigondeux claimed an amateur record of 374-12. His last losses came against Rencise Perez and Bekzat Sattarkhanov in 1998, Waldemar Font in 1999, and 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. However, Rigondeaux and Lara were taken into police custody three days later for overstaying their visas and sent back to Cuba. Rigondeaux and Lara insisted they never intended to defect, but German promoter Ahmet Oener of ARENA Box-Promotion said they signed professional contracts. Cuban leader Fidel Castro said at the time that neither would again be included on the national team because "the Cuban athlete who deserts his delegation is like a soldier who deserts his unit in the midst of combat."

Rigondeaux was able to successfully defect in February 2009. He was taken out of Cuba on a cramped smuggler’s boat and delivered to Miami, where he joined Lara, who had defected the previous June. Both signed promotional deals with ARENA Box.

In only his seventh professional bout, Rigondeaux won the interim WBA super bantamweight title with a twelve-round split decision against Ricardo Cordoba on November 13, 2010.

Rigondeaux captured the full WBA super bantamweight title on January 20, 2012 by knocking out Rico Ramos with a body shot in round six.

In April 2013, Rigondeux upset Nonito Donaire by a twelve-round unanimous decision to unify the WBA and WBO super bantamweight titles.

Trainer Freddie Roach said of Rigondeaux: "He's probably the greatest talent I've ever seen."

Amateur Highlights

Career Notes

Regional & Minor Titles

  • NABA Super Bantamweight Title (September 2009)
  • Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title (November 2010 - January 2012)

World Titles

  • WBA Super Bantamweight Title
  • WBO Super Bantamweight Title


Preceded by:
Rico Ramos
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
2012 Jan 20 – 2013 Apr 13
Upgraded to Unified Champion
2013 Apr 13 – present
Unified Champion
Succeeded by:
Scott Quigg
Regular Champion
Preceded by:
Nonito Donaire
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
2013 Apr 13 – present
Succeeded by: