Guillermo Rigondeaux got stung a couple of times, but ultimately was far too much for Roberto Marroquin on the Chavez Jr vs Martinez undercard. (Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank)
Guillermo Rigondeaux was buzzed a couple of times tonight against young challenger Robert Marroquin, but the Cuban amateur legend and reigning WBA super bantamweight champion floored Marroquin two times en route to a decision win on scores of 118-108, 118-108, and 118-109.
Bad Left Hook scored it 118-108 for Rigondeaux.
Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO) was stunned on a left hook in the third round after cruising in the opening two, but recovered well and dropped Marroquin (22-2, 15 KO) for the first time in the fifth frame. Marroquin wasn't badly hurt on the flooring, but it definitely told him just how quickly Rigondeaux can do something nasty, and it seemed to take him out of his element for a bit.
Rigondeaux dominated the majority of the fight the rest of the way, but was stung again in the ninth round, only to again recover quickly and get back to business in the next round. Marroquin was dropped hard in the 12th round, but got to his feet and did his best to do something big in the remainder of the fight.
Simply put, it was an outclassing. Rigondeaux is just on another level right now, and he showed it.
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