DEAL REACHED TO PUT RIGONDEAUX BACK ON SATURDAY'S PPV
Press Release: WBA 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (10-0 with 8 KOs) is expected to defend his title this Saturday evening against Robert Marroquin (22-1 with 15 KOs) on the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. HBO Pay-Per-View event in Las Vegas. Rigondeaux had been enjoined by a state court in Miami, Florida from engaging in any bout not approved by his manager of record, Gary Hyde, including Saturday's Top Rank show. Last night, however, Hyde and Top Rank reached a resolution to allow the Rigondeaux-Marroquin title fight to go forward, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission was informed this morning. "Thanks to my attorneys, Patrick English and Bill Brown, we have negotiated a far superior deal [for Rigondeaux] to fight Robert Marroquin on September 15th," said Hyde, who has managed Rigondeaux since the two-time Olympic gold medalist defected from Cuba in 2007. "'Rigo doesn't get involved or side tracked by legal dramas. He has promised me that he is at his all-time best and that he will KO Marroquin."