On July 16, 2016, Guillermo Rigondeaux ended a fight with one punch.
The 35-year-old Super Bantamweight champion was scheduled to fight for 12 rounds against James Dickens at the Ice Arena in Wales, United Kingdom.
However, though many expected yet another boring fight, Rigondeaux ended matters in Round 2 with a right hand that immediately broke Dickens’s jaw.
Dickens, a 25-year-old native of Liverpool, United Kingdom, was forced to end the fight while on the stool, unable to continue into Round 3.
Rigondeaux, a 35-year-old native of Cuba, retains his WBA strap and had a message for others in his division.
“I’m here to face everyone. I want to give the fans what they want—those guys need to stop running,” said Rigondeaux.
Step in the ring and see—people make it boring because they don’t throw a punch. I’m not the best, but I’m the most complete. I’m ready to stand in the middle of the ring with everyone, no more running around… All those guys that want their jaws ripped out, I’m here.
Do you think we have a new, more willing-to-exchange Rigondeaux now?
The time is ticking on his career, and he needs to cash out while he still can.
Check out on the stoppage below:
Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.