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Court blocks Rigondeaux fight

A Circuit Court hearing was held this morning in Miami and the Court enjoined WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) from engaging in any bout not approved by his manager, Gary Hyde, and also enjoined Rigondeaux from participating in a September 15 fight previously announced by Top Rank. Top Rank had scheduled Rigondeaux to defend his WBA title on Sept. 15 against Robert Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) on the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. HBO Pay-Per-View event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. However, the Rigondeaux-Top Rank contract expired prior to that date and Hyde had not approved the September 15 date, claiming he has obtained lucrative offers from other promoters and that Top Rank scheduled Rigondeaux without Hyde’s permission.

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