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Guillermo Rigondeaux-Julio Ceja designated as WBC final eliminator

Ceja is ranked #1 by the WBC, Rigondeaux #3

Vasyl Lomachenko v Guillermo Rigondeaux Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

This Sunday’s PBC on FOX co-feature between Guillermo Rigondeaux just received some added stakes, as the WBC has sanctioned it as a final eliminator for their super bantamweight title. Whoever wins will be next in line for the winner of Rey Vargas vs. Tomoki Kameda on July 13th.

Despite his loss to Franklin Manzanilla last year on a cut, Ceja (32-3, 28 KO) is ranked #1 by the sanctioning body, possibly due to briefly holding the title after his 2015 knockout of Hugo Ruiz. Rigondeaux (18-1, 12 KO), the former WBO and WBA “super” champ, is ranked #3, with Japanese veteran Shingo Wake sandwiched in the middle at #2.

Frankly, I’d be 100% down to see either one of these two fight Vargas or Kameda. Ceja hits like a truck and is guaranteed entertainment, while I’m eager to see whether Rigo can still hold his own against elite fighters who don’t dwarf him.

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