Guillermo Rigondeaux Optimistic On His Return On February 24

Rigondeaux sustained serious eye injuries.

Former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-3, 13 KOs) is back on the big scene. The veteran will put an end to his boxing inactivity as he returns to the ring on February 24.

It will be his first fight since losing to Filipino Vincent Astrolabio last year in February. The Cuban fighter had initially planned to return early, but an accident at home put his career in doubt.

“I can’t tell you how happy I feel to return to do what I like so much, which is boxing,” said Rigondeaux to George Ebro.

“This is the second fight of my career in Miami, the first in Hialeah. I know I’m in the final stretch of my career, but I hope people respond and come see me. After all, I am part of the history of Cuban boxing.”

At the age of 42, Rigondeaux is at the twilight of his career as he returns to the ring after suffering consecutive losses to Astrolabio and John Riel Casimero.

“I think Guillermo Rigondeaux hasn’t said the last word in his career yet,” said event promoter and one of the heads of Warriors Boxing, Luis de Cubas Sr.

“I was lucky to be the manager of an already veteran Roberto Durán and he achieved many things when everyone said he couldn’t take it anymore. With Guillermo this can happen again.”

“I know it’s always been like this and it’s very hard to please everyone,” Rigondeaux explained. “But on February 24 in Hialeah you will see some changes that will allow me to punch better and please the crowd. I’m already training full time and I just tell people to come see me. You won’t regret it.”

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