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Guillermo Rigondeaux one victory away from WBC title shot

Cuban master Guillermo Rigondeaux returns to the ring this summer for the second time since his loss to Vasyl Lomachenko in December 2017.

Mexican former world champion Ceja, ranked world number one by the World Boxing Council, will fight the ex-world champion.

‘Rigo’ is currently third in the rankings. The pair collide on June 23 at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. The fight will be a super bantam eliminator.


‘Pollito’ – aged twenty-six, is known for his explosiveness. He has a KO ratio of 84%. A record of 32 wins, with 28 of them by way of knockout, and three defeats.

His camp is in California, supervised by renowned trainer Joel Diaz.

38-year-old wily veteran Rigo, who was gold medalist at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, seeks to challenge Mexican Rey Vargas.

World ruler Vargas is the monarch of the WBC super bantamweight championship.

But first, a complicated test against Ceja.



On May 31, in Chonburi, Thailand, World Boxing Council minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (52-0, 18 KOs) will defend his crown against former Japanese champion Tatsuya Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7 knockouts).

The rematch between the two warriors will take place in Chonburi, Thailand.

For Menayothin, the fight will be the eleventh defense of the minimum title, that he won in November 2014, when he stopped Mexico’ Oswaldo Novoa.

For Fukuhara this is a great opportunity, because the first fight he had against Wanheng was very competitive.