Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz hails from Santiago de Cuba, in Cuba and was born September 30th, 1980. Nicknamed “The Jackal,” the southpaw is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist having won the gold for Cuba in 2000 & in 2004 as a bantamweight. He’s also a 7-time National Champion for Cuba and allegedly has amassed nearly 500 wins as an amateur.
Rigondeaux defected from Cuba in 2009 and made his professional boxing debut later that year. In the 5 plus years Rigondeaux has been fighting professionally he’s gone 15-0 with 10 knockouts and has won the WBA & WBO super bantamweight world titles.
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