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“rigo’s marketablility is making himself avoid other fighters.” lol

rigo is world champ. damned marketable if you can beat him flabberbrain

Posted July 20, 2014 4:28 am 


TARK

namwess…, You’re an idiot with an IQ of 3.. I destroyed all your other brainless claims in my last post — so you’re still clinging to the idea that Rigo threw a sucker punch.

When the referee orders you to box you can touch gloves or NOT… Rigo touched gloves FIRST…then he punched the bum out… and that’s what the incompetent was — an unranked bum for all intents.

He was ranked by one org., but only for the purposes of matching him with Rigo.. It’s just damned hard to find opponents for Rigo. Few people want to get a certain ass kicking.

Posted July 20, 2014 4:18 am 


namwess

okay boxing expert wannabe POSER. i think you should not get too caught up with that cheap shot sucker punch by rigo. it’s not even a decent win i would celebrate about if i was him or his fansboys, in fact, rigo should be ashame of himself and he should apologized to Sod for sucker punching him the way he did. Until Rigo wins a fight properlly, i consider this win as a disgrace and no, no one is avoiding Rigo. Rigo’s marketablility is making himself avoid other fighters.

Posted July 19, 2014 11:45 pm 


TARK

Namwes, you ARE an idiot.. You don’t know a damned thing about boxing… I don’t even like to post with people like you, you’re so ignorant and arrogant.

Sod was only ranked by one (1) boxing org and unknown outside of Asia… He was only ranked for purposes of fighting Rigondeaux and for no other reason… Rigo was insulted he had to fight the bum.

Sod hadn’t fought anyone with a winning record in his last few fights. He fights bums no one ever heard of. The last time he fought somebody who most fans heard of he was knocked out in the first round — just like this fight.

You’re stupid… you’re ignorant… and you don’t WTF you’re talking about.. Rigo was blowing this punk away quickly regardless of what happened.

And Frampton and Santa Cruz want NO part of Rigo… Otherwise he wouldn’t be forced to fight no-name bums like this… It’s a disgrace.

Posted July 19, 2014 9:45 pm 


Namwes

@Tark Hey boxing expert POSER get off Rigo’s nut sack. First off Sod is not a chump and he is a well known boxer in thailand and in Asia, maybe he is unknown to you because you know nothing about boxing else where in other parts of the world other than your confined knowledge of boxing in only a certain part of the world. Secondly, Rigo didn’t give the fans a fight they wanted to see because Rigo took the shortcut and unsportsmanly took a cheap shot that ended the fight early which was not something a boxer should be proud of or be given praise to. This fight wast not about Rigo but it was about the fans of both side and the people that watches this match. But sadly the fight was brief and cheap that ended up where the fans and viewers was robbed of a fight. What a way to win, yeah Rigo the best. Top 122 pounders are afraid of Rigo? That’s just some wet dreams from some nut suckers. Nobody as far as I know has ever ducked Rigo and I”m sure it is quite the opposite in that boxers would be lining up to get a piece of him.

Posted July 19, 2014 8:51 pm 


TARK

namwes… You’re an idiot, and the only nut sucker out there… Rigondeaux wanted a smashing KO victory because he was fighting a chump who he saw as a 2nd rater.. You can’t have any respect for somebody nobody ever heard of.. Get rid of him ASAP.. It was all about Rigo in this fight, not about his opponent, who nobody knew.

He was fighting the can because the top 122-pounders are afraid they’d be pounded out if they faced Rigo.

He got the early KO he wanted… NEXT!!!

Posted July 19, 2014 6:31 pm 


namwes

TARK

LMAO.. Like he has to produce a FOTY every time out

Look chum.., If all you’re looking for are negatives you’ll find them.

Kokietgym couldn’t stand up to the devastation… Not Rigo’s fault.
Posted July 19, 2014 3:15 pm

Nobody is saying he has to do a FOTY every time out but Rigo needs to do more to please the paying customers otherwise buyers will shun away from him. This win in Macau is not exactly the type that is praise worthy since it came in in a “cheap way”. Your praise of Rigo is bordering on sucking his balls

Posted July 19, 2014 3:33 pm 


TARK

…”Not exactly a fight of the year win for Rigo. It actually generated some more negatives.” LMAO.. Like he has to produce a FOTY every time out

Look chum.., If all you’re looking for are negatives you’ll find them.

There were no negatives there for me… Just a guy making a statement, “I deserve to be fighting the best in the world. Therefore I’m going to blast this punk—who is the highest ranked 122-pounder in the world who wants to fight me—away quickly with a terrific fireworks display.”

Kokietgym couldn’t stand up to the devastation… Not Rigo’s fault.

Posted July 19, 2014 3:15 pm 


Namwes

TARK

Rigo can box a challenger’s faces off — or bomb him out.

He prefers perfecting his craft to engaging in bombfests. But right now he’s answering his critics and smashing people out.

And BTW.., Where’s Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz???

Either face each other with the winner to fight Rigo — or step up to the plate separately. What’s it going to be????
Posted July 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Not exactly a fight of the year win for Rigo. It actually generated some more negatives

Posted July 19, 2014 3:01 pm 


Namwes

punch

@namwes I’m sure Rigo just pot shot in destroying Sob.
Posted July 19, 2014 2:35 pm

Nah, the headbutt started the chain of events which the referree didn’t gave Sod time to recover leading to Rigo sucker punching him.

Posted July 19, 2014 2:56 pm 


punch

@namwes I’m sure Rigo just pot shot in destroying Sob.

Posted July 19, 2014 2:35 pm 


TARK

Rigo can box a challenger’s faces off — or bomb him out.

He prefers perfecting his craft to engaging in bombfests. But right now he’s answering his critics and smashing people out.

And BTW.., Where’s Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz???

Either face each other with the winner to fight Rigo — or step up to the plate separately. What’s it going to be????

Posted July 19, 2014 2:17 pm 


Namwes

punch

You fools still haven’t answered the question, how can you be such a runner and still burst people’s faces up? I’m talking about Rigo and not Lara.
Posted July 19, 2014 6:44 am

When you take a pot shot and run a lot of the time, sure some of them will sure to land.

Posted July 19, 2014 1:09 pm 


Namwes

punch

The only reason fighters are terrified of Rigo is that they know they can’t compete and they’ll end up playing second fiddle. The disparity in skill sets is so embarrassing that they would only stand a chance if they took a gun into the ring with them.
Posted July 19, 2014 6:49 am

I think you need to speak for yourself. As far as I know, no one have ducked Rigo. And I think you are going overboard with your overly d*ck sucking him.

Posted July 19, 2014 1:07 pm 


Namwes

TARK

Mayweather-DLH wasn’t an exciting fight… It was a sparring session where 2 guys were throwing popcorn balls… Yet it was one of the top PPV’s of all time.
Posted July 19, 2014 5:00 am

Star power, personality, and the celebrity status of both has something more to do with that

Posted July 19, 2014 1:02 pm 


Boxtradamus

Rigo WON by Old MAN SPANKING stoppage just as I predicted!!!!!!!!! I am STILL the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!!!!!!

Posted July 19, 2014 11:27 am 


te tumbo

“There’s something wrong with you, that you can’t judge boxers who you don’t like with an open mind..” my mind is closed when it comes to unearned praise for promotional hype-jobs. i’ve repeatedly posted Tested and Proven as my critieria for “liking” a fighter. you consistently avoid addressing that criteria while continuing to praise Rigondeaux and Lomachenko as if they are either, never mind both. meanwhile, you are in denial if you didn’t watch Salido unfold and execute a Draft of the blueprint to defeat Lomachenko. a blueprint that the likes of Mares, Gonzalez, or even Ponce would execute in more polished fashion. on the other side of the spectrum Anselmo Moreno would take Lomachenko to PRO boxing school as well. posing as a pro champion after NOT having faced and defeated any champions is bound to consistently earn my “dislike”. emphasis on consistent.

Posted July 19, 2014 10:26 am 


punch

The only reason fighters are terrified of Rigo is that they know they can’t compete and they’ll end up playing second fiddle. The disparity in skill sets is so embarrassing that they would only stand a chance if they took a gun into the ring with them.

Posted July 19, 2014 6:49 am 


punch

You fools still haven’t answered the question, how can you be such a runner and still burst people’s faces up? I’m talking about Rigo and not Lara.

Posted July 19, 2014 6:44 am 


TARK

Mayweather-DLH wasn’t an exciting fight… It was a sparring session where 2 guys were throwing popcorn balls… Yet it was one of the top PPV’s of all time.

Posted July 19, 2014 5:00 am 


Toptop

Ever wonder why Floyd has begun saying he wants to give a fight the fans wanna see (paraphrasing)? It’s because he is addressing the criticism about runners in boxing and surely enough, Floyd seems to be fighting more in a diff manner as before and I give Floyd props for responding to issues raised by fans about runners

Posted July 19, 2014 3:33 am 


Toptop

If Rigo wants to be a super star boxer, he needs to stop running and fight a more fan friendly way otherwise no one except the so called boxing runner enthucist would watch him

Posted July 19, 2014 3:25 am 


Toptop

No one is ruining Rigo’s career. Rigo’s style, his cuban style of boxing is the one that is making him not that marketable. Rigo should thank Arum that he has not ditched him already.

Posted July 19, 2014 3:22 am 


GingerWhinger

What people completely miss is that Rigo has had only a handful of fights as a pro,he’s still adjusting,yet he beat a p4p fighter in Donaire that out sized him by 20lbs.How can that alone not tell you how good this guy is? He’ll become even more watchable as he adapts further to the pro game.

Posted July 19, 2014 3:18 am 


Toptop

Lara made Camelo looked overrated

Posted July 19, 2014 3:16 am 


Toptop

Rigo is a runner in the same mold as Lara the track and field champion

Posted July 19, 2014 3:15 am 


punch

Rigo was such a runner that he busted Donaire’s face up and made him look like an amateur. You fools calling Rigo a runner don’t know sh$t about boxing. You guys are deranged because of your hatred towards Rigo which by itself is bemusing since Rigo conducts himself like a professional and gentleman.

Posted July 19, 2014 2:50 am 


Anonymous

Rigo bought the best track shoes available…………

I am not posting too fast. Many times the very first post I make says the same thing, so posting too fast is impossible……….

Posted July 19, 2014 1:55 am 


TARK

te tumbo.., “despite Rigondeaux’s “gym”(?) dominance, he’s done SQUAT as a professional.”

Cubans are discriminated against.. What can you say.. He’s not getting the fights he deserves.. He beat 5-Division World Champion Nonito Donaire from pillar to post when he had 11 pro fights.

If you think Lomachenko won’t go far in the pros you’re just not thinking.. NOBODY in the history of Boxing ever beat a fighter of Gary Russell’s caliber in their 3rd professional fight before.. The man is making unheard of leaps as a pro, amazing even me.

This isn’t my imagination working overtime.. There’s something wrong with you, that you can’t judge boxers who you don’t like with an open mind.. If you’re just looking to condemn certain fighters it doesn’t make any difference what they do — you’re going to spin the story as negative as you possibly can.

This is something you habitually do, and you’re getting to be as persistent at it as Public Enemy and Sredmond.

Posted July 18, 2014 11:31 pm 


Boxtradamus

It’s amazing! As I polish my knob end with SPITTLE and brisk onanist movements of my hand, I peer into my SHINY SHAFT and what do I see? I see a figure NOT DISSIMILAR to Rigo, the GREAT PROPHET meets the great CUBAN MASTER! This is MY ROAD TO DAMASCUS moment! This is my knob. This is ME!

Posted July 18, 2014 7:23 pm 


te tumbo

Lomachenko’s win v. Russel proved NOTHING. Mark My Words: Lomachenko won’t be going far in the pros. Salido has already provided the blueprint and the competition will only be getting cleaner Aaand rougher the deeper Lomachenko insists on digging into the ranks, which won’t be very deep but deep enough to foil any of his plans for greatness.

Posted July 18, 2014 6:26 pm 


te tumbo

TARK, once again, i would suggest that you watch the fights you’re commenting on. otherwise, it’s like your analysis of talent or pre- and post-fight analyses: it’s what you imagine and/or what you want to see, e.g., despite Rigondeaux’s “gym”(?) dominance, he’s done SQUAT as a professional and is only confirming one bout per year. at that rate he won’t be 19-0 until 2020 when he’s 39-years-old. Btw, you really got to get a hold of your imagination and exercise a little common sense. it’s glaringly obvious that these amateur-greats are playing the self-preservation game by holding-out for big but unearned paydays for minimal risk. that’s the fantasy that is inhibiting these guys NOT Arum.

Posted July 18, 2014 6:23 pm 


Titopa

That’s what happens when you let Arum run your career and you don’t speak up. His fault really.

Posted July 18, 2014 5:52 pm 


Rigondeaux Donaire

Rigondeaux put a whupping on Donaire, so when he fought Darchinyan he had been beat well, he didn’t expect that, Rigondeaux is a great fighter, Rigondeaux took something from Donaire by easily beating him.

Posted July 18, 2014 5:12 pm 


te tumbo

TARK: “there hasn’t been another AMATEUR with [Rigondeaux's] winning percentage and magical defensive skills in the history of the [AMATEUR] game”, which is/was ALSO the basis for praise of Casamayor, Gamboa, Lara, and Lomachenko. their AMATEUR game. meanwhile, Gamboa ducks Rios at 135lbs and gets manhandled by a top-notch but not dominant PROfessional champion; Lomachenko is manhandled and defeated by B-side elite Salido; and Lara avoids Molina and turns in an utterly disgraceful performance v. Canelo in the biggest fight of his pro career. IF Rigondeaux were a serious pro he would be applying the full-court press to confirm a matchup v. Santa Cruz and/or Mares at 126lbs or even Anselmo Moreno but he’s NOT serious, which is why he’s waiting for room-service “greatness” to be reverently placed on his lap just like what you’re doing on this message board. however, Rigondeaux hasn’t actually proven a Damn-Thing in the pro ranks. Donaire was only a test that Darchinyan also almost aced when he subsequently outboxed Donaire before being KO’d. seeing is believing and thus far Rigondeaux has shown very little as a PROfessional fighter and less each year.

Posted July 18, 2014 4:28 pm 


Boxtradamus

I SAY Rigo picks the guy apart in SEVERE fashion. Rigo is one of the QUICKEST guys in the PROS and he’s facing a #0 P4P 37 yr old. This will be a stoppage.

Posted July 18, 2014 4:18 pm 


Boxtradamus

Guillermo Rigondeaux

“I had a 10-week training camp with George Rubio where we focused on honing my combinations and power punching. I am taking nothing for granted with Looknongyantoy. He has an impressive record and he is a smart fighter.

“I intend to give UniMás and its boxing audience a great show. I plan to be more aggressive to be more impressive. But let me make this clear, I have been a world champion and an Olympic gold medalist for one reason – I do not make mistakes in the ring. I fight my fight, not my opponents’ fights. In baseball, great hitters do not swing at bad pitches.

“Hard training and discipline are my greatest assets as a fighter. I am dedicated to being the best boxer in the world and perfecting my technique. I am always the last man out of the gym in training camp. I never weigh more than 129 pounds between fights.

“I feel great and I think I can keep fighting at this elite level for many more years because I have never taken any punishment in the ring.

“I am frustrated that the two other champions in my division – Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez – will not step up to fight me in title unifications to determine the true world champion. I do not understand that mindset. How do you not want to prove you are the best? I do. Nonito Donaire did when we fought in our title unification battle in New York last year. The fans deserve better from Santa Cruz and Martinez. The media should be holding them accountable. A real champion fights and accepts the challenges from the best in his division. Back in the day, world champions accepted the top challenges. I get criticized by the media for my style of fighting. Maybe the media should be criticizing the champions who deny the fights boxing fans crave?”

Posted July 18, 2014 4:17 pm 


LikeISeeIt

I doubt Rigondeaux will provide fireworks. He’s much too cautious to do that. He will take what is given and that’s pretty much it. He had Donaire chasing him around the ring…which was a huge mistake as Rigondeaux is a master counter puncher.
If Donaire had held back and been less offensive, that fight might have been closer…and maybe the judges could have given him a few more rounds. Rigondeaux is going to need to take more chances or he’s going to need to learn how to sell fights.

Posted July 18, 2014 3:56 pm 


TARK

te tumbo, “the same premature praise that was being heaped on the likes of Casamayor, Gamboa, and Lara is now being heaped on Rigondeaux.”

Nobody praised Gamboa, Casamayor, and Lara like they have Rigondeaux for his whole pro career… NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!… All those guys got punched in the face a lot and took a long time to adapt to the pro ranks. Not Rigo.

Rigondeaux was like magic… He’s truly something special… outside of Lomachenko, there hasn’t been another amateur with his winning percentage and magical defensive skills in the history of the game.

Posted July 18, 2014 3:49 pm 


Boxtradamus

Rigo is going to show everyone in the World what you’re supposed to DO against a #0 P4P 37 yr old. Expect this guy to receive a SEVERE SPANKING. Rigo by Old MAN SPANKING stoppage.

Posted July 18, 2014 3:41 pm 


Boxtradamus

The last time that Rigondeaux promised FIREWORKS vs. Donaire he reconsidered and took MY advice which was Box. The reason that I told him to Box was because Donaire has more FIREPOWER. When a guy has more FIREPOWER than YOU then you Box him. When you have more than HIM THEN you unleash it. This is one of those Fights where Rigo can just go ahead and unleash it. Should be FUN while it lasts.

Posted July 18, 2014 3:39 pm 


JeffC

It’s a shame, once again a fighters career is being ruined by crooked promoters and boxing commissions. Rigondeaux has only had 13 fights, why? obviously he is not cow – towing to certain people, and we all know what I mean. A boxers career is a short span of his life, give him a fair shake, if he is good enough to get to the top, don’t hold him back, he risks HIS life, not the promoters every time he gets in that ring, but that’s the way it is. If Rigondeaux is both physically and mentally up to this fight, he will win by Knock Out. I wish him the best of luck with this fight and with the rest of his career.

Posted July 18, 2014 3:27 pm 


Bustajay

This guy is getting the cold shoulder from HBO and he has to take some of the blame
He is a great boxer but he needs to pick up the pace with his career

Posted July 18, 2014 2:47 pm 


boxerpuncher

Fireworks my a$$! Another snoozer in the works. Rigo is pure boxer, and like that. What I don’t like is his complacency and his lack luster performances. He’s gotta takes risk, and want it more. He’s boring! This is why he’s not getting mony fights and this why he never will. Simply put he don’t got what it takes to put a$$es in seats.

Posted July 18, 2014 2:19 pm 


te tumbo

(?) the same premature praise that was being heaped on the likes of Casamayor, Gamboa, and Lara is now being heaped on Rigondeaux(?). when will some of you learn that Proven and Tested is the only basis for praise? EVERYthing else is hypothetical speculation based on ego, bias, knowledge, experience, but NOT on something that actually happened. as they say, you can’t prove a negative but you also can’t prove a positive that hasN’T actually Happened(?!).

Posted July 18, 2014 2:04 pm 


TARK

Rigondeaux is a better boxer than Pacquiao. Let’s be serious.

Obviously he didn’t turn pro when he was 15, and doesn’t have 6 losses.

Looknongyangtov is a name very few boxing fans heard of before now. Only one boxing org even has him ranked anywhere and it’s an amazing opportunity for him.

Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton are names that most boxing fans are aware of. Many around the globe have actually seen them fight. They are obviously the most highly ranked and appropriate opponents for Rigondeaux.

What are Rigondeaux’s chances of getting a fight with Santa Cruz or Frampton?

If Rigo were born on American soil, I believe these fights would already be in the mix. Rigondeaux is the 800lb elephant in the room at 122. His fight with Donaire was almost accidental – because as Nonito said, “nobody with 11 fights is going to beat me.”

So despite his prestige, world title, and reputation for being one of the best, if not the best boxer in the world, he has to go scouring the global landscape looking for appropriate opponents.

Posted July 18, 2014 1:19 pm 


varnish

what channel?

Posted July 18, 2014 1:18 pm 


Anon

His opponent has not one notable win in 66 fights. Terrible mismatch. The only recognizable fighter he fought, De Leon, knocked him out cold 8 years ago. Rigo will destroy him, but it will be a display of shameful matchmaking, not talent.

Posted July 18, 2014 1:18 pm 


Hecdog

Rigondeaux is a brilliant skilled boxer. Maybe one day he can be spoken alongside the great Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. He must win 8 titles first.

Posted July 18, 2014 12:59 pm 


moonshineman

Good.

Posted July 18, 2014 12:16 pm 


moonshineman

Good. Rigondeaux is an amazing fighter.

Posted July 18, 2014 12:08 pm 


uzb

So HBO in their infinite wisdom invested in Shiming and dropped one of the best p4p. Hope Rigo signs with whom ever runs the show at Showtime and when hbo comes begging cause the Philippino Flash needs a big fight…remind them of their decisions/actions. That type of logic explains hbo’s rapid downfall. Floyd went to showtime an hbo boxing now looks like friday night fights. This is boxing not pop music with disposable talent… hbo is running its boxing operation like its MTV?!

Posted July 18, 2014 11:11 am 


srminimo

tumbo- also, Rigo is a different animal from Gamboa. This guy WANTS to be great. He’s dedicated and he calls out guys. He wants the fights, he just can’t get them.

Posted July 18, 2014 10:18 am 


srminimo

te tumbo- wassup my man. I agree completely, but I suspect a big reason why Rigo doesn’t fight more often or better fights has to do with Arum, who has openly tried to change his style and seems unwilling to put him up against any more of his potential cash cows. A fight against Santa Cruz would be a potential classic, but it’s not even mentioned outside of forums.

Posted July 18, 2014 10:14 am 


De Lima I

Havoc— Maybe boxing isn’t the right sport for you — Boxing is the art of self defense and Rigondeaux is a defensive master!

If some “boxing fans” had a true appreciation for boxing they’d celebrate guys like Rigondeaux, FMJ, WK, and Ward for their BRILLIANCE.. instead they’re calling them “boring”. Any fool can fight—but not many can box..

Posted July 18, 2014 9:57 am 


Thurmal Underwear

Rigs is next to Floyd in the P4P IF you ask me.

Posted July 18, 2014 9:51 am 


De Lima I

Wow! Tons of new articles on ESB..

Posted July 18, 2014 9:46 am 


Boxtradamus

The only things better than Rigondeaux are my ability to pick fights and how well my mom cleans the basement I live in. No one can beat him. No one can beat me. I am the GREATEST!!!!

Posted July 18, 2014 9:41 am 


Boxer

Rigondeaux is what you call a masterpiece

Posted July 18, 2014 9:39 am 


te tumbo

Rigondeaux’s most prominent performance thus far was v. Donaire who was subsequently outboxed(?!) by Darchinyan in their rematch before Vic got greedy and tried to even the KO score between them. we can blame Arum all we want but Rigondeaux is not doing himself any favors with his passive compliance. CHALLENGE someone. remain BUSY even if it’s v. no-names. this one- to two-fights per year crap is what’s hurting Rigondeaux most and he is not a slave who can’t make more noise and demands on his own behalf. consequently, he remains barely tested and unproven as a pro.

Posted July 18, 2014 9:31 am 


Anonymous

Havoc,

Rigo isn’t boring, he’s brilliant … you ignorant retard.

Posted July 18, 2014 7:59 am 


Havoc

Rigo is a fast slick counter puncher and a boring fighter.

Posted July 18, 2014 7:49 am 


burst a buble

@flashy. This guy beats frampton and santa cruz with ease

Posted July 18, 2014 7:48 am 


Triggers Broom

Excellent post TJ

Rigo is the best pure boxer around no doubt about it. The guy is truly brilliant, only Lomachenko would be able to give him a good fight everyone else loses convincingly.

Rigo is the boss.

Posted July 18, 2014 7:35 am 


TJ

Correction:

Personally, I’d unleash him right here in the UK market and tear through Europe, where his skills will be appreciated or break into the Far East where he will be big news too!

Posted July 18, 2014 7:27 am 


TJ

THIS IS WHAT’S wrong with with the likes of music, film and sports. These clowns like ARUM spend all his time trying to sell us fighters like Pac, who everyone already knows and spends little time trying to market RIGONDEAUX and the likes. Heck, the guy has a back story relating to Cuba and how he came to the States and what affect that has had on his family and friends if they are still in Cuba etc…

I know people in the music industry that have had a successful album one minute and then dropped the next, because “You’re not Elton John, George Michael..” etc. Of course they’re not! They’ve got to their position by flogging their guts out and building a fan base… Artists like Omar was unceremoniously dropped from his label because they weren’t prepared to give him the big push even though he shifted serious units and my friends at Keziah Jones (were ignored in UK, their home) shifted nearly half a million units in Europe, but UK weren’t prepared to give them the push they deserved!

It’s weird, we think nothing of ploughing millions into Sting’s next release or The Rolling Stones or the next Star Wars movie, when it’s as clear as day that even without any marketing that their fans will come…even if they released a blank disc, their fans would buy it in droves, but for artists that only need a push the pen pushers (aka d1ck heads) baulk at he thought of spending money on marketing them and then hold back their releases or push them into envelopes that aren’t quite right.

I know this, I worked in the music business for nearly ten years and saw A&R men who were rockers promoting Reggae! WTF and a lot more besides.

Arum as a business man should be looking at all his eggs and trying to maximise all their chances of hatching and flourishing… but, for him to publicly denigrate RIGO like he did when he beat DONAIRE is totally loops in my opinion.

Any job is easy when it’s plain sailing. Bob could match Pac with just about anyone and make money. The hard work is in making the likes of the seriously talented RIGO a household name and that takes TIME, EFFORT and investment.

Personally, I’d unleash him right here in the UK market and tear through Europe, where his skills will be appreciated or gap into the Far East where he will be if news too!

Posted July 18, 2014 7:23 am 


Anonymous

Rigo is the best boxer in the world.

Posted July 18, 2014 7:10 am 


Happyboy

Rob Arum is one dirty ass ho, makes Don seem an angel with the way his treated Rigo.

Posted July 18, 2014 7:08 am 


banjo

i also like watching rigo. i just think that with his skills he should bite down on his gum shield, step in, and become a phenom. you know, slip and rip in the pocket. then he becomes a superstar. oh yeah and he can tell bob A to go feck himself.

Posted July 18, 2014 6:46 am 


Tinker bell

I hope Rigo lives up to his promise. It will be good for fans and good for his marketability. He has terrific skills and if he ups the ante he will have broader appeal.

Posted July 18, 2014 6:01 am 


Ferguson

His style is not boring to me, that fight with Donito was a master boxer vs. another master boxer/puncher. It was a very interesting bout.

Posted July 18, 2014 5:28 am 


flashy k.o

Its a pity that such a masterclass pure boxer like Rigo is treated like that.

Frampton
Santa Cruz
Gonzalez
Gradovich

All could be interesting matches for Rigo.

Posted July 18, 2014 4:16 am 


third world

damn.from hbo to tecate unimas.

Posted July 18, 2014 4:07 am 



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