Atlantic City – In a fight that had no drama, WBA/WBO Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux easily handled the challenger Joseph Agbeko for 12-rounds and retained his titles at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. All three judges at ringside scored the fight a shutout for Rigondeaux the native of Cuba now residing in Miami Florida.
Rigondeaux is undefeated in 13 professional fights after turning pro in May of 2009.
Agbeko, (29-5,22KO’s) the native of Accra, Ghana and residing in the Bronx, New York for the first time had trainer Roger Mayeather in his corner. All three judges scored the fight 120-108, a shutout. Agbeko was limited to 29 punches thrown per round which showed how dominating Rigondeaux was.
Said Rigondeaux about the win, which could lead to a return bout with Nonito Donaire, “I come to do what I have to do. Abkeko was a tough fight. I’m proving every day and I am showing that’s what I’m doing,” he commented through a translator in the ring.
On a return bout with Donaire, who he defeated for the WBO junior featherweight title this past April in New York, he said, “Nonito is dramatized after the beating I gave him. If he wants another beating come and get it.”
Most of the crowd that remained booed both fighters heavily before the 12th and final round as the fight had no drama form the beginning. Agbeko claimed it was tough getting to the champion. “
“I feel strong. It was tough to get him. I hurt my right hand early. It was hard to catch him. He’s very tough.