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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Guillermo Rigondeaux keeps on winning, but style drive fans away


Although Guillermo Rigondeaux keeps on winning fights, but the question is: Did he gain more fans or drive fans away because of his style?

There's nothing more that can be said about the Cuban two-time Olympic Gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux, on his shutout victory against Joseph Agbeko of Ghana on HBO Triple Header, Saturday night, rather than describing how good he is.

Guillermo Rigondeaux is just too good and has all the textbook tricks you could ask for a prizefighter. He is fast, slick, and mastered the art of hitting without getting hit. This is the byproduct of 475 amateur fights. What else I need to say? There's no action.

It’s a snoozer for those who love slugfest.

However, if you truly understand boxing, you should admire Rigondeaux mastery of the sweet science.

The thing lacking for Rigo is drama inside/outside the ring and ability to speak English. I think Rigondeaux should incorporate the drama aspect. Only few those who assume the villain role of boxing that Floyd Mayweather does best.

Rigo should better blow his own horn and promote his brand of boxing, before all his remaining fans will believe that he's truly boring. He can brag to the highest level because he has the talent to back it up. Because Rigo fights like Floyd, he should talk like Floyd to stay relevant to the pocket of the paying fans.

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