November 21, 2015 Drian Francisco vs Guillermo Rigondeaux Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
The much anticipated Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Drian Francisco took place last night in Las Vegas, which turned out to be quite a rather listless affair that saw crowds booing throughout the 10-round fight. Guillermo Rigondeaux eventually came out as the winner as he sparingly moved and countered his opponent to victory.
Two judges scored the fight a shutout of 100-90 in favor of Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 knockouts), while Francisco (28-4-1, 22 knockouts) got third found 3 rounds for a 97-93 card.
As the fight continues, the crowd gradually became restless and started to boo, as they came to see the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto in the middleweight championship in the main event.
The fight marked the return of Rigondeaux to the ring after almost a year on the shelf thanks to a managerial cataclysm that saw Rigondeaux sign with Jay-Z’s RocNation. Despite rated among world’s best fighters by several prominent boxing news outlets, Rigondeauxs performance is not likely to have people wanting to see him back fighting anytime soon.
Rigondeaux landed just 72 of 347 punch attempts with 21% connect percentage throughout the 10-round fight according to CompuBox.