Guillermo Rigondeaux has continuously been a safety-first boxing savant who relies on skill over energy.
That changed a diminutive in his recent fights, in which the 40-one year-extinct Cuban has been willing now and then to stand his floor and substitute punches with his opponents.
WBO bantamweight titleholder John Riel Casimero hopes the latter Rigondeaux presentations up as soon as they fight Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Showtime).
If Rigondeaux refuses to safe, Casimero’s process may maybe well maybe also simply be complicated and the fight may maybe well maybe also simply be lifeless. If he trades shots with the champ, he opens himself up to hazard.
“I do know that I’m able to win this a straightforward fight for myself,” Casimero talked about. “I’d like him to have some guts and be the engaging fighter he’s confirmed lately. It goes to be higher for the fans and this can undoubtedly prove who is the actual.”
Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) has already proved a substantial deal. The Filipino has obtained world titles in three divisions, making him no doubt one of top diminutive men in the game.
And he’s on a roll. He has obtained six consecutive fights — all by knockout — since he lost a willpower to Jonas Sultan in a title eliminator in 2017. He final fought in September, when he stopped Duke Micah in three rounds.
A victory over the well-regarded Rigondeaux (20-1, 13 KOs) would extra give a enhance to his popularity and space up even bigger fights, perhaps in opposition to countryman and WBC 118-pound champ Nonito Donaire.
“I’d like to level to that I’m strong and may maybe well maybe also beat any tough opponent,” Casimero talked about. “A contrivance stop over Rigondeaux will solidify me as no doubt one of, if not the actual, fighter in the bantamweight division.
“My purpose is to remove care of industry on Saturday night, then lunge after the worried Nonito Donaire.”