Rigondeaux retains title belts by “KO” 1st round


By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Undefeated southpaw WBA / WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0 / 9 by KO) scored a first round knockout over Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1 / 27 by KO) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, S.A.P., China.

In the opening round, Looknongyantoy was shaken by a unintentional head butt and went down. As action resumed, Rigondeaux immediately applied pressure and landed a combination that dropped the challenger, as referee Mark Nelson stopped it at the 1:44 mark of the bout.

I have contended that Rigondeaux is one of the best “pound for pound” fighters today, and after last year’s huge wins over Joseph Agbeko and Nonito Donaire – who can argue that?

Big “future” bouts that are out there (in order) for Rigondeaux are: Leo Santa Cruz, Kiko Martinez, Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, or a rematch with Donaire (who has since moved up to featherweight) is a possibility … all of a sudden the 122 pound weight division of boxing has lit up!

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