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Darchinyan recommended next for Rigondeaux

Rigondeaux, 32, catapulted himself into the big-money stakes with a dominant victory over Filipino Nonito Donaire in April in just his twelfth fight and is now looking to build on that success against another recognised name in the 122lb division.

37 year-old Darchinyan has won his last two since suffering back-to-back defeats against Anselmo Moreno and Shinsuke Yamanaka and is now in line for a tenth world title challenge against the current WBA and WBO super-bantamweight king.

The Armenian southpaw has held world titles from flyweight to bantamweight since claiming his first world crown in 2004 and Hyde sees Darchinyan as a good candidate to build on his fighter’s already rocketing reputation.

“I have suggested Darchinyan as the next opponent for Guillermo,” Hyde told World Boxing News. “Now it is just a case of waiting to see if the fight can be made.”