Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Juan Noriega

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2009-05-22 : Guillermo Rigondeaux 122¼ lbs beat Juan Noriega 120½ lbs by TKO at 1:09 in round 3 of 4

Aired On: ESPN Friday Night Fights


  • Professional debut for the 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Rigondeaux.
  • Fight was on the undercard of Richard Gutierrez vs. Antwone Smith.
  • Noriega took the fight on three days notice.
  • Although he didn't maintain a busy punch volume, Rigondeaux still landed telling shots. Noriega barely countered Rigondeaux's punches and the referee found the opportunity to stop the fight after Rigondeaux connected with a solid right to the head.