It looks like Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight three times in a calendar year for the first time since 2012. Former super flyweight champion and three-time bantamweight title challenger Liborio Solis announced that he’s signed to face “El Chacal” for a vacant title on December 7th, presumably as part of PBC’s Jermall Charlo-Dennis Hogan card on Showtime.
El Nuevo Herald says it’s a vacant WBA title, because of course it is. The sanctioning body currently has a regular champ in Daniel Roman, an interim champ in Brandon Figueroa, and a gold champ in Ronny Rios; presumably, Roman will be bumped up to super champ to make room. For bonus points, neither of these two are in the WBA rankings.
Despite a combined age of 76, this figures to be a decent scrap, especially if Rigondeaux (19-1, 13 KO) comes out looking to slug like he did in his knockout of Julio Ceja this past June. Solis’ (30-5-1, 14 KO) only noncontroversial loss since 2011 came to Shinsuke Yamanaka; he dropped a bogus decision to Jamie McDonnell in 2016, then clashed heads for a no decision three rounds into the rematch. Since then, he’s chewed up five nobodies in Latin America.