Guillermo Rigondeaux

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Guillermo Rigondeaux
Guillermo Rigondeaux after the win vs. Rico Ramos 20JAN2012 Las Vegas - Palms Casino retouched.jpg
Rigondeaux in 2012
Statistics
Real name Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz
Nickname(s) Rigo
El Chacal ("The Jackal")
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Nationality Cuban
Born (1980-09-30) September 30, 1980 (age 37)
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 17
Wins by KO 11
Losses 1
No contests 1

Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎermo riɣonˈdo]; born September 30, 1980) is a Cuban professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships at super bantamweight, including the WBA (Super) and lineal titles since 2013, and previously the WBO and Ring magazine titles between 2013 and 2016. As of November 2017, Rigondeaux is ranked as the world's best active super bantamweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec.[1] He is also ranked as the world's fourth best active boxer, pound for pound, by The Ring; and eighth by the TBRB.

Possessing one of the greatest amateur records of all time,[2] Rigondeaux won consecutive gold medals in the bantamweight division at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. He is also a seven-time Cuban national champion at bantamweight (2000–2006), finishing his amateur career with a record of nearly 475 fights with 12 losses; the last of these losses occurring in 2003. After Rigondeaux's defection in 2009, he turned professional.[Video 1]

Rigondeaux has been lauded by boxing trainer Freddie Roach as being "probably the greatest talent I've ever seen."[3] He is known for his exceptionally fast hand speed, punching power,[4][5] counterpunching abilities, and defensive elusiveness.

Amateur career[edit]

Olympic results[edit]

2000

2004

Other highlights[edit]

  • 2000 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2001 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2001 World amateur champion - bantamweight (in Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2002 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2002 World Cup champion - bantamweight (in Astana, Kazakhstan)
    • Defeated Justin Kane (Australia) RSC 1
    • Defeated Keren Gurgen (Turkey) RSC 1
    • Defeated Chotipat Wongprates (Thailand) 13-2
    • Defeated Toljen Kanatov (Kazakhstan) 7-6
  • 2003 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2003 competed as a bantamweight at World championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
  • 2003 Bantamweight gold medalist at Pan-American games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2004 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2005 Cuban national amateur champion - bantamweight
  • 2005 World amateur champion at bantamweight in competition held in Mianyang, PR China
  • 2005 Bantamweight gold medalist at World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
    • Defeated Worapoj Petchkoom (Thailand) 34-16
    • Defeated Zsolt Bedák (Hungary) 28-11
    • Defeated Murat Aiyrmasov (Kazakhstan) 34-7
    • Defeated Maksim Khalikov (Russia) 37-21
  • 2006 Cuban national amateur champion
  • 2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Central American Games in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 2006 Bantamweight gold medalist at Nations Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan

Defection[edit]

On July 22, 2007, Rigondeaux and teammate Erislandy Lara failed to appear for their scheduled bouts at the Pan American Games in Brazil. It was initially announced that Rigondeaux was to turn professional, joining fellow 2004 Cuban Olympians Odlanier Solis, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy, who defected earlier in 2007. As with the other Cuban defectors, Rigondeaux signed a promotional deal with Ahmet Oener and ARENA Box-Promotion. However, on August 2, Rigondeaux and Lara were taken into police custody in Brazil, stating that they wanted to return home to Cuba. However, Cuban leader Fidel Castro then stated that Rigondeaux and Lara could not box again for the Cuban team. In February 2009, Rigondeaux defected again via Mexico City to Miami, and signed with Arena Box-Promotion.

Professional career[edit]

Early fights[edit]

Rigondeaux training in 2011

On February 23, 2009, Rigondeaux was announced to have defected along with 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson, Yordanis Despaigne and Yunier Dorticos[6]. He would train in the same gym as Yuriorkis Gamboa, Erislandy Lara and Odlanier Solis [7] and would continue his career as a professional once he completed all the residency requirements.[8] He left behind his wife Farah Colina, a 7-year-old son and a 17-year-old stepson in Cuba.[9] He was also reportedly staying in the home of countryman and featherweight contender Yuriorkis Gamboa.[10]

Rigondeaux won his professional debut on May 22 with a third-round TKO over Juan Noriega in Miami.[11] Although he did not maintain a busy punch volume, Rigondeaux still landed hard shots. Noriega barely countered Rigondeaux's punches and the referee found the opportunity to stop the fight after Rigondeaux connected with a solid right to the head. On July 17 he won his second pro fight against Robert Guillen by first round knock out.[12] Rigondeaux wasn't active but he hit Guillen with a great hard counter punch to the body which left him rolling on the canvas in pain.

On September 18, Rigondeaux beat Giovanni Andrade by 3rd round TKO to win the NABA Super Bantamweight title, dropping Andrade once in each of rounds two and three.

On December 16, 2009 Rigondeaux won a Unanimous Decision over Lante Addy in 8 rounds, dropping Addy once in round one.

On February 5, 2010, Rigondeaux scored a 1st round Knockout against Adolfo Landeros, dropping Landeros with a hard left uppercut to the body.

Rigondeaux then signed a three-year contract with Bob Arum's Top Rank in July 2010.[13] He is also co-promoted by Boris Arencibia's Caribe Promotions.[14]

The Ricardo Cordoba fight was on the HBO televised undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito WBC Light Middleweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, in front of 41,734 people. This was the biggest fight in Rigondeaux's career to date. Rigondeaux knocked Cordoba down in the 4th with a body shot, but was judged to be knocked down in turn in the 6th, in what appeared to be a slip. Despite appearing to win clearly, the fight was judged a split decision, with Rigondeaux the victor and becoming a world champion in his 7th bout (though interim) winning the WBA Super Bantamweight title.[15]

The fight against Willie Casey was live on RTÉ (Ireland) at the City West Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland on the 19th of March 2011. This was Rigondeaux's first defense of his WBA Interim Title. A sweeping left uppercut in the opening round caught Casey flush and sent him back on his rear causing his glove to touch the mat at 1:45. He was up immediately and received a mandatory eight-count. A combination capped with a left hook sent Casey falling across the ring and down at 2:19. He was able to make it to his feet but was visibly wobbled. A follow-up barrage sent Casey stumbling forward. At that, the referee stepped in and waved an end to the bout.

WBA super bantamweight champion[edit]

Rigondeaux vs. Ramos[edit]

Rigondeaux knocking down Ramos

Rigondeaux won the "full" WBA World Super Bantamweight title by knocking out champion and Ring No. 2 ranked Super Bantamweight Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs) in the 6th round. On January 20, 2012 Rigondeaux controlled the opening round against a tentative Ramos. He quickly moved into range and fired the left hand both to the body and upstairs. A straight left hand caught Ramos against the ropes and sent him down at 2:24 of the opening round. He was up quickly and received a mandatory eight-count. Rigondeaux attacked but Ramos gathered himself and finished the round. Output waned in the 2nd and 3rd Rounds both fighters looked for countering opportunities with neither seeming overly willing to open up. An accidental clash of heads opened a small cut on the outside of Ramos's left eyebrow near the end of Round 4. Rigondeaux was warned in Round 6 for pulling down the back of Ramos's head. Immediately after the warning, Rigondeaux came forward with a barrage and landed a clean left hand to the body that sent Ramos to the mat grimacing in pain. He remained down on his back as the referee reached the count of ten.

Rigondeaux has been trained under Ismael Salas[16] after working with Freddie Roach, Alejandro "Pupi" Torre and Ronnie Shields,[13] and has worked out with Jorge Rubio at his Xtreme Gym in Hialeah, Florida for the Teon Kennedy fight.[14] DJ Montanocordoba has served as his physical conditioner.[16]

Miscellaneous defences[edit]

Despite Rigondeaux and his camp's great efforts to make a fight with any of the other 122 pound champions, they have been dodged by the other champions such as Nonito Donaire, Toshiaki Nishioka, Jeffrey Mathebula and Abner Mares.[17] Rigondeaux said, "They are cowards". That was why Rigondeaux said thanks to Teon Kennedy for being there at the pre-fight press conference[18] and fought against him on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Rigondeaux knew the split decision victory against Ricardo Cordoba did not please the HBO people, and learned from it the importance of aggressiveness. From the standpoint of promotion, the second appearance on HBO was crucial to him. He did not want to make the same mistake as he did two years ago.[17] Rigondeaux impressively stopped Kennedy in the 5th round after knocking him down five times all with his left cross,[19] leading Kennedy to say "He just hits you with punches that you can't see".[20] He has differentiated from the Cordoba fight. Now that he realized that he needed to not only win a fight but also entertain, his promoter Bob Arum stated that Rigondeaux could one day face Nonito Donaire, Jorge Arce, or Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr.[19]

He fought against Roberto Marroquin on the undercard of the Sergio Martínez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr. at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 15, 2012. It was a relatively easy night for Rigondeaux, who outworked and outlanded Marroquin and seemed to just cruise through the fight. Rigondeaux gave his young opponent the first knockdown of his career in the 5th round and scored another knockdown in the 12th round. The judges scored the bout: 118-108, 118-108 and 118-109, all three in favour of Rigondeaux who retained his WBA title by unanimous decision.[21]

Unified super bantamweight champion[edit]

Rigondeaux vs. Donaire[edit]

Rigondeaux fought WBO and The Ring champion Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13, 2013 in a unification fight. Rigondeaux left his trainer Jorge Rubio in order to start training with his former amateur trainer Pedro Diaz for this fight.[22] Donaire came into the fight as the No. 5 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.[23]

Rigondeaux defeated Donaire by unanimous decision with the scores of 114–113, 115–112, and 116–111, though the fight was considered much wider than the judges scorecards indicated.[23] Rigondeaux frustrated Donaire early and often with his quick lead right hook, and left hand. Rigondeaux would continue to land the cleaner punches and dip out of range from Donaire for the first nine rounds of the fight. In the 10th round, while Rigondeaux attempted to clinch with Donaire, he was pushed off and caught with a straight left hand from Donaire, sending him to the canvas. Rigondeaux appeared to hurt Donaire with a straight left early in the 12th round, when Donaire covered up a severely swollen right eye and began bleeding from his mouth.[24] Rigondeaux ended the round and fight targeting Donaire with his left hand, backing Donaire up.Rigondeaux out landed and out punched Donaire throughout the fight,[25] winning a clear unanimous decision to unify titles and win The Ring Super Bantamweight title from Donaire.[26][Video 2]

RingTV.com scored it 117–110 in favor of Rigondeaux,[27] and HBO's Harold Lederman had it 118–109 for him.[28]

Rigondeaux vs. Agbeko[edit]

Rigondeaux was next scheduled to fight former bantamweight titlist Joseph Agbeko on December 7, 2013 at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Prior to the fight, there was rumours that a rematch could surface between Rigondeaux and Donaire. Rigondeaux was opened to the idea but stated if the fight was to take place again, Donaire would need to accept the fight at 123 pounds and weigh no more than 133 the next day.[29] Rigondeaux retained the Lineal, WBO, Ring Magazine and WBA 'Super' World super bantamweight titles via unanimous decision. He won every round on all three judges scorecards (120-108). The fight was criticized for its lack of action.[30]

Rigondeaux vs. Kokietgym[edit]

Top Rank announced the next defense would be against veteran Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28 KOs) on July 19, 2014 at the Cotai Arena in Macao.[31] Rigondeaux won the bout, after the fight was stopped half way through the first round. Kokietgym hit the canvas due to a hard, accidental head-butt, he was given time to recover, however when he got up, the two touched gloves as respect before Rigondeaux threw an ungentlemanly 'sucker punch' right hook to end the fight while they touched gloves with the other glove. This resembled the ending of the welterweight world title bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas. This was the first professional fight for Rigondeaux outside of the United States and Kokietgym entered the fight having not lost in over eight years. It was the last time Rigondeaux fought under the Top Rank banner. After the fight, Rigondeaux states that he wanted to unify the division, proposing fights to fellow division titleholders Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez.[32]

Rigondeaux vs. Amagasa, Francisco[edit]

Rigondeaux retained his titles against Japan's Hisashi Amagasa in Japan. Rigondeaux was down twice in the seventh round but stated one of them was a slip/push. Amagasa was down in the 9th. Referee Mike Ortega stopped the bout after Amagasa failed to get up off his stool after round 11, suffering swelling around his right eye and facial disfigurement from what appeared to be a broken left jaw or cheek.[33]

On November 13, 2015 it was announced that Rigondeaux would return to the United States after 23 months, and his first fight in 11 months on the Cotto-Canelo PPV undercard on November 21, 2015 in at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas against 33 year old Filipino boxer Drian Fancisco (28-3-1, 22 KOs).[34] Rigondeaux won the fight via unanimous decision (97-93, 100-90 twice) in a very one-sided fight to claim the vacant WBC Silver International super bantamweight title.[35][36]

Scheduled bout in UK and visa issues[edit]

Rigondeaux was scheduled to fight Liverpool's James 'Jazza' Dickens (22-1, 7 KOs) on March 12, 2016 at the Echo Arena, on the under-card of Terry Flanagan vs. Derry Matthews. This would be the UK debut for Rigondeaux, who was training in Russia. It was announced on the fight night that the fight was off and Rigondeaux had returned to the United States due to failing to obtain a UK visa.[37] Dickens still fought on the undercard defeating Reynaldo Cajina.[38]

WBA and lineal super bantamweight champion[edit]

On May 14, 2016 Rigondeaux was re-instated as the WBA 'Super' World Super Bantamweight champion due to Carl Frampton being stripped of the belt for failing to negotiate his first defence. Rigondeaux would most likely defend the title against Jazza Dickens or WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell.[39] WBA ordered Rigondeaux to face interim titleholder Moises Flores (24-0, 17 KOs) by August 1, in a mandatory defence.[40]

Rigondeaux vs. Dickens[edit]

It was confirmed that Rigondeaux would defend his Lineal and WBA 'Super' World title against Jazza Dickens on July 16 at the Ice Arena in Cardiff. The fight was originally scheduled for March, however was cancelled due to Rigondeaux having VISA issues. This was Rigondeaux's first fight in the UK.[41] Rigondeaux retained his belts after breaking Dickens jaw in round 2 with a huge left hand. Dickens was forced to retire after the round.[42]

Rigondeaux vs. Flores[edit]

On July 20, 2016 in their continued desire to reduce the number of champions, the WBA ordered Rigondeaux to make a mandatory defence of his title against their interim titleholder, 29-year-old Mexican boxer Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KO).[43] On December 7, the WBA announced a purse bid would be held on December 19 at the WBA headquarters in Panama City with a minimum bid of $150,000 with Rigondeaux receiving the bigger split of 75% and 25% going to Flores.[44] A deal was reached before the scheduled purse bids. Flores said he would be dedicating this fight to Alejandro Gonzalez, a boxer who was killed in Mexico in December. The fight would likely take place on the Roc Nation Sports card on February 25, 2017 live on HBO ppv, a co-feature to light-middleweight fight Cotto-Kirkland. Flores' IBO world title would also be at stake.[45] The fight was officially announced on January 25, 2017.[46] On February 2, Kirkland picked up a nose injury which initially called off his ppv fight with Cotto. Later that day, it was announced that the whole card had been cancelled.[47][48] A new date of March or April was then discussed for the Rigondeaux vs. Flores fight.[49]

The WBA ordered another purse bid to take place on April 3, 2017 at the Panama City headquarters, again with a minimum bid of $150,000.[50] A deal was reached within a week on March 31 between both parties.[51][52] The date being discussed was June 17, 2017 meaning it would be an undercard fight for Ward-Kovalev II on HBO PPV. Flores' promoter Tom Brown confirmed the terms were being agreed.[53][54] It was reported that Rigondeaux would earn a purse of $120,000 whilst Flores would earn $25,000.[55]

Rigondeaux retained his WBA and Lineal titles as well as claim the IBO super bantamweight title after controversially knocking Flores out at the end of round 1. Before the bell sounded for the end of the round, both fighters locked in a flurry, with Rigondeaux holding Flores' head, both exchanged combinations. Whilst Flores missed his shots, Rigondeaux landed a hook to the head after the bell. As referee Vic Drakulich managed to separate the two, Flores, after a split second, fell backwards. The referee then turned his attention to Flores and after viewing ringside replay, without sound, ruled it a knockout win for Rigondeaux. Rigondeaux said, through a translator, "We both threw punches at the same time and mine landed first. It was only a matter of time [until the knockout happened]."

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett was brought in to discuss the ending with HBO's Jim Lampley, and said if the punch was thrown after the bell, they would review the decision. He also went on to say that it could turn out as a disqualification loss for Rigondeaux.[56] Paulie Malignaggi, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, thought Flores had over-reacted when he fell onto the canvas, maybe looking for a DQ win. The next day, Bob Bennett fully reviewed the tape and agreed the punch landed after the bell but was unintentional, meaning the result could change to a no decision with WBA possibly ordering a rematch.[57] On June 20, Bob Bennett told ESPN that there was plans to change the outcome of the fight to a 'no decision'. Bennett could not unilaterally change the result, nor can the commission chairman, although it must be voted on by the four commissioners.[58] On June 26, the result was officially changed to a no contest.[59]

On July 6, 2017 the WBA ordered an immediate rematch to take place between Rigondeaux and Flores, within 150 days of the first fight, meaning it would likely take place around November 2017. Flores was given a 60-day medical suspension from the Nevada commission. The two sides had until August 17, or it would go to purse bids.[60][61]

Super featherweight[edit]

Rigondeaux vs. Lomachenko[edit]

On August 6, Arum stated that Vasyl Lomachenko would fight for a third time in 2017, likely on December 9th or 23rd. When asked who the potential options where, Arum stated, ''Well, there's a few guys. (Guillermo) Rigondeaux if he answers Dino (Duva's) call. There's (Orlando) Salido, who's sniffing around and the third is (Miguel) Berchelt." Arum also mentioned lightweight contender Ray Beltrán, but said he would like to capture a world title at lightweight before a potential fight with Lomachenko.[62] On August 14, Arum spoke to LA Times and confirmed either Rigondeaux or Salido would be Lomachenko's next opponent. He stated if the bout with Rigondeaux was made, it would likely take place at the Madison Square Garden Theatre and a potential rematch with Salido would take place in Los Angeles.[63] On August 21, Arum stated both camps were closing in on finalising a deal for December 9. On September 15, the bout between Lomachenko and Rigondeaux was confirmed.[64] The fight was confirmed to take place at 130 pounds.[65] On November 18, Carl Moretti of Top Rank revealed a re-hydration clause on the contract. Both fighters agreed to weigh in at 09:00 on the morning of the fight, where they would not be able to exceed 138 pounds. Any fighter over the limit would face a penalty of more than $10,000.[66] On November 28, the WBA announced that Rigondeaux would lose his title at super bantamweight if he lost to Lomachenko. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza Jr. went on to say if Rigondeaux defeats Lomachenko, he would have five days to decide whether he is to return to the division or stay at super featherweight. He stated that special permission was granted because the bout was 'an important fight for boxing'.[67] Upon receiving the news, Rigondeaux took to Twitter and stated he was disappointed.[68] On fight night, Lomachenko weighed 137.4 pounds and Rigondeaux weighed 130 pounds.[69]

In front of a sell out crowd of 5,102 at the Theater, Lomachenko retained his WBO title using his size advantage to dominate the fight, forcing Rigondeaux to retire on his stool after round 6. Rigondeaux stated he had broken the top of his left hand in round two, which was the reason he did not come out for round 7. After a good first round in which Rigondeaux landed a number of nice shots, he stopped punching from that point on. If the injury occurred, it might have taken place in the opening two rounds. Lomachenko did enough to win rounds between two and six. Rigondeax became Lomachenko's fourth consecutive opponent to retire on his stool. The loss also marked the first time Rigondeaux had lost since 2003, when he was still an amateur. At the time of stoppage, Lomachenko was ahead on all three judges' scorecards, 60-53, 59-54 and 59-54.[70]

In the post-fight interviews, Lomachenko was asked about Rigondeaux being his fourth consecutive opponent to retire on his stool, to which Lomachenko joked, "Maybe I should change my second name, now my name is 'No Mas Chenko'."[71] He also went on to say, "This is not his weight, so it's not a big win for me. But he's a good fighter. He's got great skills. I adjusted to his style, low blows and all." Speaking to an interpreter, Rigondeaux said, "I lost, no excuses. I injured the top of my left hand in the second round. He's a very technical fighter. He's explosive. I'm gonna come back because that's what I do. The weight was not a factor in this fight. It was the injury to my hand." According to CompuBox statistics, Lomachenko landed 55 of 339 punches thrown (16%) and Rigondeax landed 15 of his 178 thrown (8%), landing no more than 3 punches per round. For the fight, Lomachenko was guaranteed a purse of $1.2 million whereas Rigondeaux earned a $400,000 purse.[72] On December 12, Dino Duva of Roc Nation Sport, confirmed that Rigondeaux had bruised his hand and not fractured it, as initially stated.[73] The card averaged 1.73 million viewers on ESPN, which did not include ESPN Deportes or the online streaming service.[74]

As stated by the WBA, president Mendoza confirmed that Rigondeaux would indeed be stripped of the super bantamweight title.[75]

In other media[edit]

A documentary on Rigondeaux, Split Decision, has been in the works by filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler.[76] Butler also published a biography of Rigondeaux in 2014, entitled A Cuban Boxer's Journey: From Castro's Traitor to American Champion, published by Picador USA.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
19 fights 17 wins 1 loss
By knockout 11 1
By decision 6 0
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
19 Loss 17–1 (1) Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Dec 9, 2017 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBO junior lightweight title
18 NC 17–0 (1) Mexico Moises Flores KO 1 (12), 3:00 Jun 17, 2017 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Super) and lineal super bantamweight titles;
For IBO super bantamweight title;
Originally a KO win for Rigondeaux, later ruled an NC due to an incorrect referee call
17 Win 17–0 United Kingdom Jazza Dickens RTD 2 (12), 3:00 Jul 16, 2016 United Kingdom Ice Arena, Cardiff, Wales Retained WBA (Super) and lineal super bantamweight titles
16 Win 16–0 Philippines Drian Francisco UD 10 Nov 21, 2015 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained lineal super bantamweight title;
Won vacant WBC Silver International super bantamweight title
15 Win 15–0 Japan Hisashi Amagasa RTD 11 (12), 3:00 Dec 31, 2014 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan Retained WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring, and lineal super bantamweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Thailand Sod Kokietgym KO 1 (12), 1:44 Jul 19, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring, and lineal super bantamweight titles
13 Win 13–0 Ghana Joseph Agbeko UD 12 Dec 7, 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring, and lineal super bantamweight titles
12 Win 12–0 Philippines Nonito Donaire UD 12 Apr 13, 2013 United States Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBA (Super) super bantamweight title;
Won WBO, The Ring, and lineal super bantamweight titles
11 Win 11–0 United States Roberto Marroquin UD 12 Sep 15, 2012 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) super bantamweight title
10 Win 10–0 United States Teon Kennedy TKO 5 (12), 1:11 Jun 9, 2012 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA (Regular) super bantamweight title
9 Win 9–0 United States Rico Ramos KO 6 (12), 1:29 Jan 21, 2012 United States Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won WBA (Regular) super bantamweight title
8 Win 8–0 Republic of Ireland Willie Casey TKO 1 (12), 2:35 Mar 19, 2011 Republic of Ireland Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Ireland Retained WBA interim super bantamweight title
7 Win 7–0 Panama Ricardo Cordoba SD 12 Nov 13, 2010 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S. Won vacant WBA interim super bantamweight title
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Jose Angel Beranza RTD 7 (8), 0:10 Aug 21, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Adolfo Landeros KO 1 (8), 0:28 Feb 5, 2010 United States Don Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Ghana Lante Addy UD 8 Dec 16, 2009 United States B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Brazil Giovanni Andrade TKO 3 (10), 2:53 Sep 18, 2009 United States Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. Won vacant WBANABA super bantamweight title
2 Win 2–0 United States Robert Guillen TKO 1 (4), 2:57 Jul 17, 2009 United States Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Juan Noriega TKO 3 (4), 1:09 May 22, 2009 United States Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

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