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Guillermo Rigondeaux pledges to do what he does best in order to beat John Riel Casimero

Rigondeaux says he’s not as interested in getting into a war of words with Casimero as he is about beating him this weekend.

Guillermo Rigondeaux v John Riel Casimero - Press Conference Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During the final press conference ahead of Saturday night’s Showtime main event between Guillero Rigondeaux and reigning WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero, Rigondeaux spoke about what he has in store for the fight and says he’s plenty confident he’ll do his thing to take the win. Check out some excerpts of what Rigondeaux had to say about facing Casimero below.


“All these jokers always talk a lot about making me retire, but they have to do it in the ring. Let’s see what you do on Saturday. I’m still right here.

“I’m enjoying this back and forth right now. It’s heating up. He’s going to have to back it up on Saturday night.

“He’s knocked out six guys in a row, but none of them are in the same class as me. He’s going to have the devil in front of him on Saturday.

“I’m only worried about the title that Casimero has. I’m coming for the WBO belt on Saturday night. Everyone who is here knows my story and what I’ve done at 122-pounds. I’m going to do the same thing at 118-pounds. Casimero is no exception, he’s just standing in my way.

“I like all the challenges. I want to face all the champions out there like I’ve done my whole career. I’ll take on any champion who’s willing to face me.

“Casimero is going to be the third Filipino that I’m going to take down. Everyone is going to see what I’m about on Saturday. I don’t have to tell anyone what’s going to happen now, you’re going to see it all in the ring.

“I’m not worried about his talking. I always do my best talking with my fists and in the ring. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to show him the kind of fighter I am.

“I’m going to do what I’ve always done on Saturday night. I’m going to win. I’m not a big talker going around making big statements. I’m just going to do what I do best.”

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