Guillermo Rigondeaux stripped of WBO super-bantamweight title

Milan Ordoņez on Oct 29, 2015 11:24 AM
Rigondeaux stripped of WBO super-bantamweight title
Photo credit: Guillermo Rigondeaux Facebook page

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is stripping another fighter of his world title.

This time around, the organization decided to take the super-bantamweight world title from Guillermo Rigondeaux, after being inactive for a period of ten months. In a report by Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the WBO unanimously voted for “El Chacal” to be stripped of his belt, as well as turned down the fighter’s plea through a “show cause” letter.

In October 16th, the Rigondeaux camp argued that their fighter should be given an exception due to the “lack of available opponents willing to fight”. He last fought in December 2014 against Japan’s Hisashi Amagasa, where he won an 11th round referee technical decision.

The said title that was stripped of Rigondeaux was the one he won against Nonito Donaire in 2013. 

In July, the WBO also stripped Floyd Mayweather of the WBO welterweight title he won against Manny Pacquiao in May, after “Money May” failed to pay a sanctioning fee $200,000.

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