Tuesday 27 September 2016

Watch: Rigondeaux breaks opponent's jaw and calls out 'coward' Carl Frampton

Harry Clarke

Published 17/07/2016 | 12:03

Guillermo Rigondeaux (left) in action against James Dickens during their WBA Super-Bantamweight World Championship fight
Guillermo Rigondeaux (left) in action against James Dickens during their WBA Super-Bantamweight World Championship fight

It took Cuban fighter Guillermo Rigondeaux just two rounds to dispose of challenger Jazza Dickens last night and afterwards he sent a clear message to Carl Frampton.

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Rigondeaux landed an explosive left hand that rocked Dickens but the brave Liverpudlian fought on until the end of the round before he was pulled and Rigondeaux (17-0) retained his WBA Super world super-bantamweight title.

But it is quite clear what the Cuban wants -  a shot at Frampton, the Belfast man who gave up his title to move to featherweight to fight Leo Santa Cruz.

After last night's victory, Rigondeaux said: "I would like to refer to a couple of people who doubt my talent. I am going to leave it up to them to be the judges of what I did tonight.


"A couple of people that say I am not exciting and they don't want to face me in the ring. These people are just afraid of me. He (Dickens) is a great boxer, he is a class act. I appreciate him taking this fight."

When asked where and you he would like to fight next, Rigondeaux sent a message to Frampton that is ready any time.

"September 17, I will fight any of those guys (Frampton or Scott Quigg) right here in the UK. Stop running, stop hiding.

"We have been talking about it for years. Him (Quigg) or Frampton. Whoever is going to fight me, stop talking about it. They talk a lot and don't want to fight. Let's give the fans what they want."

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