How much is Guillermo Rigondeaux worth?
|Net Worth:||$1 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 30, 1980|
Who Is Guillermo Rigondeaux
When you’re talking boxing skill, ring craft and general all round pugilistic IQ, I believe Guillermox “El Chacal” Rigondeaux is one of the best pound for pound fighters on Earth today. It still amazes me that some people do not give him this credit but I believe over the next couple of years as he continues to showcase his ridiculously good boxing tools that eventually everyone will realise just how special a talent this Cuban super bantamweight is.
Guillermo Rigondeaux has a net worth of $1 million dollars, as of 2020.
Like a lot of Cuban’s he comes from great stock having amassed a glittering amateur career, to put it lightly. Not many ever get to represent their country and win an Olympic Gold medal but this man did it twice and also won an amateur world championship, just for good measures!
Since his transition to the pro ranks in the last few years he’s taken to it like a duck to water. If you’re a pure boxing fan, you’ll know what I mean. Fighters have trouble laying a glove on him and when they do he often rides the shots so that their impact is minimal at best. The one time he was put down by Nonito Donaire he showed he also possesses massive heart and toughness when he picked himself up off the ground almost like a mini terminator and went straight back to work, keeping his composure to outclass the previously voted fighter of the year winner.
I remember hearing a story in an interview by a former top contender (a Mexican lightweight) talking about a time when he sparred with Rigo. He talked about how it was often the little things that Rigo does that left him absolutely baffled (and this guy was a top contender himself). He spoke about that when one is sparring Rigo and are working up close near the clinch, he had an ability to bang his knee off of him which turned his body sideways and before he knew it Rigo had planted his feet in a completely different angle which set up a body punch – leaving a painful wince in his side. That was just one of the things he said Rigo could do to you without you even realizing what he was actually doing before it was too late. Technical genius at it’s very best when you really look at what he was doing in that spar.
If you consider how he goes about his work in the ring as a professional you would have to say his footwork is absolutely head and shoulders above everyone else. If he stays motivated over the next few years I honestly can’t see how anyone in the super bantamweight division will beat him. Possibly as Carl “The Jackal” Frampton develops over the next twelve to eighteen months, maybe just maybe, he could emerge as a legitimate contender to Rigo. Even if he develops like I expect him too, you just have to think that Rigo is too good for anyone. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see and Rigo has this down to a fine art.
For me, outside of Floyd Mayweather I’d probably put Rigo up there as the most skillful boxer of this generation. I just hope he gets to showcase these incredible skills a bit more over the coming years while we are still lucky enough to have him around as an active fighter.