Rigo Manager Trying To Stop Fighter's Sept. 15 Fight

toprankMIAMI (August 21, 2012) — A Circuit Court hearing was held this morning in Miami and the Court enjoined World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) from engaging in any bout not approved by his manager, Gary Hyde, and also enjoined Rigondeaux from participating in a September 15 fight previously announced by Top Rank.

Top Rank had scheduled Rigondeaux to defend his WBA title on Sept. 15 against Robert Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) on the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. HBO Pay-Per-View event, live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the Rigondeaux-Top Rank contract expired prior to that date and Mr. Hyde had not approved the September 15 date and had, in fact, obtained lucrative offers from other promoters. At that point Top Rank sought to schedule Mr. Rigondeaux without Mr. Hyde's permission.

Hyde has been Rigondeaux's manager since the two-time Olympic gold medalist defected from Cuba in 2007.

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-deepwater :

pay your manager or no fight. wont be the first time or the last time a boxer tries to walk away from a contract. wont be the first time or the last time a manager tries to squeeze $ out of a fighter who is ditching him.

-brownsugar :

well said Deep,...boxing is probably the most litigiouness business in the world. It's a shame to see good fighters on the sidelines. especially guys as old as Rigo,.. who needs to make every week, month, and year count.

-ali :

This fight needs to be canceled anyway he's fighting another bum. There are alot of good fighters he can fight between 118-122 but he chooses not to. If he did and was entertaining maybe Donaire would fight him.