Guillermo Rigondeaux rumored to be headed to Al Haymon
The Al Haymon talent collection effort continues, as it looks like he will maybe have the mega-talented Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux under his umbrella.
Rigo is one of the top handful of pure pugilists on the planet, and his record stands at 15-0. THE RING’s 122-pound champ is in a non-sexy weight class, though, so he hasn’t attracted the attention of networks like his talent might suggest he would. He last gloved up in December, scoring a stoppage win over Hisahi Amagasa in Japan.
Rigo is promoted by Caribe, and managed by Gary Hyde, currently. His contract with Hyde runs through February, the Irishman tells me. He believes that Rigo could hop aboard the Haymon train but said that no one from that squad has reached out top him. Hyde admits he’s frustrated that Rigo is 34, his window is not infinite and hasn’t been aggressive in agreeing to deals he has brought to the table, promotional as well as for compelling fights, the last few years.