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  1. Santa Cruz defends belt against Ruiz

    Dan Rafael

    For about the past year-plus, junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz has professed to wanting to unify belts and to fight the best. He has mentioned a desire to face the likes of unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, titleholders Carl Frampton ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  2. Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux surviv...

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux survived a pair of stunning seventh-round knockdowns but retained his 122-pound belts when Hisashi Amagasa retired on his stool after the 11th round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  3. Rigo fighting in Japan out of necessity

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux fights on New Year's Eve in Osaka, Japan, but not out of a great desire to be in Asia or because he is going to be involved a big-time fight. On the contrary. He would, of course, rather be close...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  4. Guillermo Rigondeaux to fight Hisashi Amagasa in Japan on Dec. 31...

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will take on Hisashi Amagasa on Dec. 31 on at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  5. News and notes from the WBO convention

    Dan Rafael

    The 27th annual WBO convention wrapped up on Thursday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The most significant activity at any sanctioning body convention comes on rankings and mandatory day, which is when the floor is open for promoters to make their ca...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  6. Avalos passes on Rigo, eyes Frampton

    Dan Rafael

    It's good to have options as a boxer, and junior featherweight contender Chris Avalos has them. This week, he turned down a mandatory title shot against Guillermo Rigondeaux, the extremely talented but deathly boring and unmarketable unified champ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Caribe wins Rigondeaux-Avalos purse bid

    Dan Rafael

    Caribe Promotions, the lone promoter of unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux since the expiration of his deal with Top Rank in July, won a purse bid on Friday for his mandatory defense against Chris Avalos. Caribe was the onl...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  8. Notes: Rigondeaux, Dirrell, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • With music mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports new on the boxing promotion scene and looking to sign fighters, it made an offer to unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0,...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. Rigondeaux, Santa Cruz call each other out

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux was ordered to begin negotiations with mandatory challenger Chris Avalos on Friday. The sides have 30 days to make a deal, otherwise a purse bid will be ordered. Either camp can also decli...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  10. Guillermo Rigondeaux enters a crucial stretch of his career

    Brian Campbell

    He's a junior featherweight champion, unbeaten, coming from a one-round KO win and one of the best amateur fighters in history. Still, Guillermo Rigondeaux's defensive style has him looking for a promoter and a network to showcase his skills.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  11. Scorecard: Zou, Ramirez impressed; Rigondaux not so much

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  12. Guillermo Rigondeaux stops Sod Kokietgym in Round 1

    Guillermo Rigondeaux stops Sod Kokietgym in Round 1

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  13. Ramirez adds intrigue to Macau card

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight prospect Zou Shiming, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist on the verge of fighting for a world title, is in the main event. Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, one of boxing's most skillful fighters, is on the underca...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  14. Guillermo Rigondeaux to show his style can also be entertaining

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is as dominant as any fighter in boxing, but for all his talent he has provided precious little entertainment, which is why he is essentially banned from HBO. The network, which works closely with hi...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  15. Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Rew...

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to keep that franchise a...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014