latest rumors on WBSS: 140 and 118, Inoue possibly in

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  1. ironfist05

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    I think Rigo's basically marked for life at this point. Kalle has worked with Caribbe before (they promote dorticos) so it's definitely a possibility, cause there's no way Rigo's going back on HBO. I think if Rigo shows up in shape and not shot, he should be the favorite to win the tournament.
     
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    I'm not sure Uzcategui stops Smith or Groves (I think he'd stop Eubank Jr, who is about as basic as it gets), but I'd definitely favor him over both.

    That said, Benavidez and Ramirez owuld make for good fights too.
     
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    Those are big ifs. Rigondeaux is ancient for a sub 130 pounder and, by most accounts, hasn't taken boxing seriously in nearly half a decade (and hasn't had a top win in more than half a decade). If he could turn back the clock, though, he probably would be the favourite, but I'm skeptical.
     
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    yeah, we'll have to see. He's only a rumor anyhow, and we all know how Rigo graduated from the Winky Wright school of boxing business top in his class.

    I'm still interested to see him in there with guys like Tete, Burnett, Rodriguez, who all look like really promising fighters.
     
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    Also, bad news, sounds like Jose Ramirez is pretty much confirmed to not be in the 140 lbs tournament.
     
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    Three divisions. It'll be LHW.

    also have two other BWs they signed and just haven't announced yet. Sounds like Inoue is near certain.
     
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    Can't read the tweet for some reason, but I assume this is about him not being able to make the weight in time. Rigo must have spent most of that Lomachenko money on Cubanos as @RR has mentioned in the past.
     
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    Basically

    says: "Guillermo Rigondeaux was invited to join the bantamweight World Boxing Super Series tournament, but turned it down as a doctor advised him not to cut that much weight. [According to @ElNuevoHerald]"
     
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    I think Prograis will win 140. The Inoue/McDonnell thing is a bit weird because McDonnell says he is going to 122 after this fight. So I guess Inoue would still be in the tournament even if he lost?
     
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    Would be good if each year they had a lower weight and a higher weight (say above and below MW) and had fight from each weight on each card.

    I would guess that most casual observers will prioritize the heavier weights, so a good way to introduce them to how enjoyable good lower weigh fights can be.
     
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    Kalle said that's what they're going to do.

    MW and up, then below MW. He hinted season 3 is actually the MWs.
     
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    ehh, it's whatever. The SMW tournament was always less interesting. I'm glad we got some good fights out of it. Wish Groves was in there to derail Smith's hypetrain though
     
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    They need a better concept to deal with injuries - at least Junior should have had to face Brehmer for a place in the final. This stinks.
     
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    Oscar Negrete and Prince Patel are the latest rumors at BW. Also hearing Reymart Gaballo.




    Apparently HW is hte rumored third division now (hope to god not), but I doubt it, since Kalle said it was gonna be either LHW or CW
     
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    got the feeling Mark John Yap will be in this tournament. He's the highest ranked IBF contender, and the WBSS has to keep hte IBF mandatory (which Yap could end up being) in the tournament lest the title get stripped.
     
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    Throw in Flanagan/Hooker winner and Ramirez and that tournament will end in 1 unified champ with 4 belts
     
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