2015 BOXING fight – Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Drian Francisco – full fight Video

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1 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-11-21, very boring fight between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Drian Francisco: it gets one star.

The undefeated two-times Olympic gold medalist and Wbo super-Bw champion Guillermo Rigondeaux entered this fight with a perfect record of 15-0-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Carl Frampton). He fought twice last year beating Sod Kokietgym (=Rigondeaux vs Kokietgym) and Hisashi Amagasa (=Rigondeaux vs Amagasa).
His opponent, the former interim Wba super flyweight champion Drian Francisco, has a record of 28-3-1 (22 KOs=76%) and he entered as the No.96 featherweight. He has fought three times in 2015 winning over Jason Egera and Jilo Merlin but between these two bouts he lost to Jason Canoy. Rigondeaux vs Francisco is on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs Saul Canelo Alvarez. Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

Date: 2015-11-21

Where: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Guillermo Rigondeaux def. Drian Francisco (unanimous decision, 100-90, 100-90, 97-93)

 

Rigondeaux’s previous fight: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Hisashi Amagasa

Rigondeaux’s next fight: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs James Dickens

 

 

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  • Mattsnow

    This really was the most boring fight I have seen this year. They should be sued, especially Rigondeaux. This guy is 35 and wants to build a following, what is he thinking? Shameful. 1 star.

    • Arjay Cee

      You said it, Matt.

      Dullest boxer alive.

    • Olivier Veillette

      This fight was boring indeed. His previous fight was quite entertaining though. You may want to give it a try since it’s available on ATBF. He’s a defensive genius and when he faces a high caliber opponent, that’s when it gets interesting since, sadly, he will never initiate the action.

      • Mattsnow

        Is it the fight against Donaire you’re talking about? I may give it a try. I remembered Rigondeaux KOing a guy in the first round of a Friday Night Fight’s bout in his debut and thought ‘Ouh, he means business!’

        So I was waiting for this fight as I thought he’d try the same with Francisco, I was on the edge of my seat for 2 rounds telling myself: ‘man he’s just loading the big shot!’ But then I realized that this was gonna be like this the whole fight lol.

        • Olivier Veillette

          Actually, I was talking about the Rigondeaux-Amagasa fight. The link is up there!

  • butyoumad

    And I’m a fan of Rigo, but dam, i’m getting dam tired of his refusal to engage! Then, if that’s the way he is content with winning his fights, he’s always going to be a blasé fighter who always gets boo’d. And I don’t believe he won unanimously…he barely snagged it by split decision, IMO.

  • eldiariero

    Que dificil se hace terminar de ver una pelea de Rigo.Es un avaro en tirar golpes.y mas siendo un boxeador de maravillosas recursos tecnicos.Esta pvelada lo tubo en PPV,y mucho la desperdicio.ya que no creo que alguien pague de aqui en mas por verlo.Ya,siendo gratis era complicado que peleara,porque nadie queria verlo.Menos mal,que el filipino,dentro de sus limitaciones añgo aporto.Saludos

  • Dabs

    Are these comments racially fuelled?! How can you not appreciate the skill level taken and why not blame the fighter that is UNABLE to engage with Guillermo?? It’s like the pactards all over again…

    • Mattsnow

      Hi! There is nothing racially fueled in my comment. Maybe it’s a skill that the guy is unable to engage with him, but the goal of the game is to hit also. :)

      • Dabs

        I agree that hitting is a skill that is of the utmost importance in boxing. Guillermo was doing this more than the guy he faced who was of bigger stature and reach, yet the p4p most skilled guy was able to control him like a matador to a bull. He was beating that dude to the punch everytime and was not running, just counter punching. If he was a blonde haired, blue eyed American he would be a household name with sponsors falling out of his orifices! Hahaha

        • Mattsnow

          hmmm I get your point, Rigondeaux has a problem drawing people but I don’t think it’s because of his race. This fight was the one I was most looking forward to on the undercard, but I was very disappointed.

          Look at Mayweather, he made a ton of dough even while having a defensive style. But he did hit some at least. :)

          • Dabs

            Mayweather made a ton of dough by marketing himself appropriately and by generating enough hate that people wanted to see him lose. Guillermo has a similar skill set and is constantly pawing with his jab and looking for stuff. In this fight there was no reason to run in and engage on the inside with the longer, bigger guy.

          • Olivier Veillette

            As I already said, to me Rigondeaux is a pure defensive genius. His dodging technique is so perfectly calculated. When his opponent threw a right hand punch with a full weight transfer, Rigondeaux’s execution was flawless: a quick little step to his left and the left hook at the same time, and then his opponent found himself completely off-balance and vulnerable.
            That being said, we can all agree that the entertainment value he brings to the table might not be appreciated by most casual boxing fans. If I was his trainer, I would say exactly what Dabs just said. If I was his promoter, I would tell him something more like what Mattsnow said: Can’t you just throw more punches? Create a charismatic or hateful persona for yourself?