Rigondeaux says he's not a boring fighter
MANILA, Philippines – Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux wants to prove to Filipino champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire that he is not a boring fighter.
"Hopefully, Nonito will come to the table and I will show him there is nothing boring about my style," Rigondeaux said in an interview with MaxBoxing.
Rigondeaux won the WBA super bantamweight title in only his ninth professional fight and called out Donaire, who will be making his debut in the division on February 4 against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.
But Donaire and his team dismissed Rigondeaux's challenge due to concerns over Rigondeaux's fighting style and relative unpopularity.
Donaire is concerned that a bout against Rigondeaux will end up to be similar to his last bout, a one-sided rout of Argentinian boxer Omar Narvaez, who refused to engage for most of the 12 rounds.
Rigondeaux said that it will not be the case, however.
"If Nonito comes, I will attack. I have a game plan for what I want to do that night," he guaranteed. "I will show the world that night I am not boring."
But Rigondeaux said he will leave the negotiations up to his promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum.
"I am here for whatever it is and whomever he has to deal with in the ring... If it's Nonito Donaire then I will fight him. If not, I will fight whoever is the best," he said.