Guillermo Rigondeaux

Southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux, otherwise known as “El Chacal” or “The Jackal”, was born on September 30th 1980 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, though at present Miami, Florida is his place of residence.  Rigondeaux captured the Olympic Medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.  He was a seven-time Bantamweight National Champion and was a two-time Amateur World Champion, with a record of 400 fights and 12 losses.

In July 2007, he turned professional after defecting when he signed a promotional deal with Arena Box-Promotion.  This stint lasted until August 2nd when he was returned to Cuba from Brazil after stating his desire to return.  However, once in his country, he realized his mistake.  He escaped to Miami via Mexico City and again signed with Arena Box.

Rigondeaux won his Interim World Jr. Featherweight Title by defeating Ricardo Cordoba in a split decision by his 7th professional bout, while becoming a World Title Champion by his 9th professional bout.

On April 16, 2013, Rigondeaux successfully faces former WBO Jr. Featherweight Champion, Nonito Donaire, in a WBO/WBA Unification bout, defeating Nonito in a 12 round Unanimous Decision.  The Jackal now proudly holds the WBO/WBA Jr. Featherweight Titles with an  undefeated record of 12 bouts (KO 8).