Rigo focused on UK debut: I’ll teach Dickens a lesson in boxing!
World’s best super bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux is not travelling to Liverpool, England to play around this spring and intends on doing a number on UK underdog James ‘Jazza’ Dickens.
The 35 year-old pound for pound star caused a stir when agreeing to face the British champion at on the Terry Flanagan v Derry Mathews world title undercard at the Echo Arena on March 12 and is geared up to put on a show for the Merseyside fans.
“I’m happy to announce my upcoming fight on March 12th in Liverpool against James Dickens. I really look forward fighting this young up and comer in Dickens,” said Rigondeaux.
“I hear he’s very good, but I’m going to have to disappoint his hometown fans and teach him a lesson in boxing. I hope the British audience appreciates my skills when I’m done with James.
“I’d like to thank Frank Warren for putting on the show and I also would like to thank Roc Nation and Caribe Promotions for putting this deal together.”
David Itskowitch of RocNation Boxing, Rigondeaux’s co-promoter added, “All of us at Roc Nation Sports are extremely excited about Guillermo having the opportunity to fight Jazza Dickens in the United Kingdom as there is intense interest in the super bantamweight division there right now.
“Despite fighting in hostile territory, we have every confidence that he will emerge victorious and remain one of boxing¹s best pound for pound fighters.”
Rigondeaux is hoping his appearance in the United Kingdom will be the first step to facing the winner of the Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg unification clash which takes place in Manchester two weeks earlier.