Weekend Wrap Up: Boring But Dangerous.

You don’t see 9-0 World Champions too often and you also don’t see many 2 time (should have been 3X) Olympic Gold medalist either. Guillermo Rigondeaux is just that fighter though. He demolished Rico Ramos last Friday night ripping the WBA superbantamweight title from Ramos with that impressive win.

Rigondeaux may be a stinker lulling people to sleep when he fights but the dude is damn good. He’s a fucking machine and he displayed impressive punching power in this fight. His quickness, movement, smarts, speed, along with his vast amateur experience make him an advanced world champion with only nine fights. Keep in mind Guillermo is 31.

He could improve on stopping and setting down on his punches more instead of being overly tentative at times. He has been slowly growing as a pro and it’s hard to transition from the amateurs to the pros when a fighter has over 300 fights like Guillermo does.

He does have a great trainer in Ronnie Shields. Ronnie has been working on getting Guillermo to open up more instead of picking and moving. He opened up in the 6th round knocking Ramos out. That fast accurate deadly power along with his savvy skill makes Guillermo an intriguing match up for several top fighters.

One such fighter he called out is no other than Nonito Donaire. THAT would be a great fight as Nonito is moving up. Nonito is a beast but how would he handled Guillermo’s ring savvy, speed, and skill? Guillermo seems to have what it takes to neutralize Donaire’s strengths. This fight should happen and should happen sooner than later.

We will see just how good the 2x Olympic Gold medalist and WBA super bantamweight champion is. One things for sure. Against Donaire, I highly doubt there will be a dull moment in that fight!

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