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Rigondeaux opponent named

By Flattop

FightNews has been informed that the opponent for the September 18th special edition ESPN2 Friday Night Fights appearance of two-time Olympic Gold medal winner Guillermo Rigondeaux (2-0, 2 KOs) is Brazilian Giovani Andrade (60-11, 49 KOs), the reigning Brazilian super bantamweight champion. The Rigondeaux vs. Andrade contest will headline the “Caribbean Invasion” card, which is presented by Caribe Promotions Inc., in association with de Cubas Presents, LLC, and JAOLI Fight Promotions at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, FL. The undercard also features Cuban amateur stars now pros: Cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (1-0, 1 KO), jr middleweight Yudell Johnson (2-0, 1 KOs) and light heavyweight Yordanis Despaine (2-0, 1 KO). Also featured is 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz (1-0) against Fred Tukes (7-1) in a jr welterweight bout. Tickets will are available at or call 800-595-4849.

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