Two-division world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux prepares for a very dangerous clash that will take place on August 14th at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Rigondeaux will challenge WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero in a main event televised by Showtime.
The two-time Olympic champion has won three straight bouts since his only career loss to Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2017.
The fight with Lomachenko took place at the super featherweight limit of 130 pounds – which is well above Rigondeaux’s natural fighting weight.
At the age of 40, a loss to Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) could mean the end of the path for the Cuban boxer.
“It was a very focused camp and I found inspiration watching the Olympics and it sparked a spark in me. Winning two gold medals in my early years gives me added incentive to win this fight. I want to prove to the world that I am one of the best boxers of all time and that I still have a lot to give in this sport. I am confident that I will do this against the most shunned fighter in my weight class. Casimero is a dangerous fighter and a very strong puncher, but I will tame him with great boxing skills, “Rigondeaux said.
“The training in Texas with Ronnie Shields was great and our energy to work together is fantastic. Ronnie has had many world champions and has a very professional boxing hall with many world champions and fighters competing at the highest level of the sport. I am motivated to work hard, not just to achieve my own goals, but by all of the young fighters in the gym who are motivated and focused. The atmosphere brought something new out of me. I am revived and feel young again. “