Report and photos by Reynaldo Sanchez
WBA interim super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux and his team are training in The Heavyweight Factory GYM in Hollywood, Florida. Today “The Jackal” told us that he is confident in beating the full WBA champion at that weight Rico Ramos. The Cuban had a sparring session today, going six rounds with his countryman, young super bantamweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarrás. The Cuban star Rigondeaux told us that at the present his main target is to be ready to face Rico Ramos on January 20th. “We are focused in the fight against Ramos and don’t even think about Bakhtin,” Rigondeaux said.
Gary Hyde, Rigondeaux’s manager is talking about a future fight against the Russian #4 rated Alexander Bakhtin, however Rigondeaux, his trainer Ismael Salas and his physical conditioner DJ Montanocordoba, emphasize that they’re preparing for the fight against Ramos, and after that fight they will think about further opponents, but for now they don’t know anything about Bakhtin.
On this matter, Ismael Salas said “Our goal at the present, is be ready to Ramos on January 20th, we can’t say anything outside of this fight. After we beat Ramos, please come back to the GYM and maybe I can tell you everything about the next fight!”