Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by PivotPunch, Dec 31, 2014.
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Rigo looked sharp but did get dropped twice in the 7th and was saved by the bell.
But he busted dude face up. He was catching dude coming in all fight and he never stop coming til last 2rd and then Rig was walking him down. The size and toughest is was what gave Rig the problems.
Time to see Rig vs Lomo for fight but Rig should stay far away from Walters. The size difference would be to big.
Rigo looked far from invincible here, but his movement is still on point. Hopefully this can lead to some exciting match ups if people think that he's not as good as they thought.
Rigondeaux looking vulnerable in the 7, 8 rounds will likely mean that everyone who's been bringing up his name, will now sign on the dotted line.
No longer use his name just for show.
He also looked kind of vulnerable in the 10th as well.
Rigondeaux getting dropped is nothing new, but he is almost in his mid 30's so maybe people start to think that he's gettting older and slower.
Love Japanese announcers...especially during knock downs
Rigondeaux looked like he was more off balance for both KDs.
He wrecked that dudes face for life though
The most blatantly avoided fighter in the sport right now.
The first kd was sweet. Like the way Rigo tried to make it seem as the floor was the problem... And the way Amagasa celebrated was insane. He must have known it wasn't a fight ending shot.
Neither of those "knockdowns" were overly impressive imo. Caught him nicely circling away and then threw him down.
Rigo beat that ass. Wheres the "Rigo is boring" crowd?
Lots of ring rust there. A guy like Rigondeaux needs to fight more often.
lol at the idea of Riogndeaux vs Lomachenko. Arum would never make that fight. Arum isn't letting his guys fight anyone who might beat them. Rigondeaux likely spends the rest of his career taking fights like this one.
Quigg, LSC, Frampton will continue to avoid him. Japanese fighters will likely be the only who will take the challenge.
Walters, I think is the only one Rigondeaux can't beat at FW.
Good fight. Rigo put on fine performance. Started off strong and finished strong.
Hisashi was decent in the middle rounds. Give him props for getting deep into the fight while getting Berto'd up.
Rigos range seemed off in the middle rounds and Hisashi did well timing his punches and not falling for Rigos feints and counter set ups during the 6th and 7th rounds.
Rigos slips and defense was there, footwork was good, speed seemed not as turned up at times.After the KDs tho Rigo seemed to put it in a higher gear.
If any faults in his game I would put it more at Hisashi being about 5'11 and Rigo accepting the fight just 6 weeks ago.
Rigondeaux seems to have issues with tall fighters. Cordoba gave him some problems too.
Rigo also looked to be hurt by a counter he didn't see coming in the 5th when he had Amagasa hurt. The first KD shot in the 7th didn't look that hard but Rigo's legs did not look good, thus the second KD. If there was more time left, I think he may have been put down again and maybe the ref would have stopped it. Nearly the biggest upset of 2014 by far.
The first knockdown was a flash knockdown. The 2nd was a push. Rigo got back up from both brushed himself off and continued. But Amagasa also fights with a warrior spirit that we don't see in the other fighters in 122. He literally moved forward the entire fight completely reckless, not caring about Rigo's punching power, he had his moments, but his face paid the ultimate price at the end. It'll take a long time to recover from that.
But in some ways this is the type of fighter that COULD beat Rigondeaux. Obviously the fighter has to be a lot bigger and stronger (Amagasa came in at 141 lbs and is 5'11), has to be a pressure fighter with a lot of power, and has to be willing to take a lot of punishment just to knock him down and hope Rigo stays down.
Those fighters don't exist at 122. They may exist at 126.
Thanks for posting. Shows how good Rigo's fights can be when his opponents aren't scared to throw.
Lomancheko would give Rigo the business in a foty candidate