Guillermo Rigondeaux will be back in the ring on March 12, as the Cuban pound-for-pound contender and top super bantamweight will face James "Jazza" Dickens on the Terry Flanagan-Derry Mathews undercard in Liverpool.
Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KO) has had a rough time finding fights the last two years, ever since his defeat of Nonito Donaire to become the top dog at 122 pounds in the summer of 2013. Since then, he's fought four times, beating Joseph Agbeko on HBO, Sod Kokietgym in Macau, Hisashi Amagasa in Japan, and Drian Francisco last November on the Cotto-Canelo card, which was his first fight with new promoter Roc Nation.
Since Roc Nation is a fledgling company and Rigondeaux can't really headline his own cards in the United States, going over to the UK and fighting on a Frank Warren card does make sense. It keeps the 35-year-old Rigondeaux active, at the very least.
Dickens (21-1, 6 KO) is really no match for Rigondeaux on paper. In his toughest assignment to date, he was stopped in 10 rounds by Kid Galahad in September 2013. Since then, he's won five straight fights, beating Josh Wale for the British super bantamweight title last March, and successfully defending it against Martin Ward in November.
Rigondeaux was shifted to "WBA champion in recess" last October, and was also stripped of his WBO belt, neither of which really needed to happen considering he hadn't been inactive for a year, but that's boxing for you.