This is the second Top Rank undercard fight. Earlier, Brandon Rios stopped Omri Lowther.
Ricardo Cordoba vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux
Rigondeaux has only six pro fights, amazingly.
A nothing round – but you probably have to go with Rigondeaux as he’s more so in control of the action. Very confident.
Rigondeaux is still controlling it, but he held Cordoba behind the head and hit him. He’s trying to set up his left hand as the big shot. Very lackluster fight so far.
Rigondeaux seems uninspired, as if there’s no real challenge. It’s like a Floyd Mayweather fight where he’s so quick that he has no fear of getting hit, and seems to be able to hit Cordoba at will.
Cordoba is having a hard time even landing a clean shot. Rigondeaux hit Cordoba with a left to the body near the liver and Cordoba went down. He was more stunned than anything else, but it was still impressive.
I’m surprised that these guys haven’t head-butted each other yet as they’re both southpaws. Easy round for Rigondeaux, though unimpressive. I’m not sure there were more than 10 power shots thrown that round between the two guys.
Cordoba actually landed more shots in the round and put Rigondeaux down with a jab. Rigondeaux’s glove touched the mat on the knockdown, but not his knee. Didn’t see that coming at all. Maybe it will put a fire under Rigondeaux now.
Guillermo Rigondeaux made his long anticipated pro debut Friday night in Florida. This guy is an all time great amateur. He won two Olympic gold medals for Cuba (2000, 2004), and two world amateur championships (2001, 2005). There was a lot of excitement when it was announced that he would finally turn pro. He is now living in Miami, and is training out of the same camp as Yuriorkis Gamboa and Erislandi Lara.