Do you think Guillermo Rigondeaux will get into the Hall of Fame?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Pure Silk, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Pure Silk

    Pure Silk New Member banned Full Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    Will the Cuban Quitters amateur pedigree help him get in there like it did with Lazlo Papp? Or will he just be dismissed and laughed at for being a mediocre fighter in the pros who quit like a ***** in his biggest fight after talking a load of smack before it?
  2. Stracciatella

    Stracciatella New Member Full Member

    Nov 20, 2020
    He does have a chance to get into HOF. Maybe not 1st ballot, but eventually for sure.
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  3. FromBuenosAires

    FromBuenosAires Active Member Full Member

    Jul 31, 2019
    for his amateur career. his pro carer has been ordinary regarding championship fights. his only elite win was beating donaire ages ago
  4. Pure Silk

    Pure Silk New Member banned Full Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    yeah it's the same story with most of his countrymen. Cubans are usually poor in the pros. Pro Cuban boxers all lose in the big fights.
  5. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    It's tough to say. I feel like even though he won multiple championships and lengthy reigns with good scalps, his career was a disapointment.

    Guillermo was a breath-taking defensive talent with overall gifts that truly only come along a handful of times every generation. I think it's also easy to forget what a giant win beating Donaire was at the time. That was HUGE given that Donaire had just won fighter of the year and seem really ready to explode into superstardom. But it took Rigy only 36 minutes to shut all that hype down. That was a spanking on HBO that was so bad Nonito was blaming his performance on his wife's pregnancy afterwards :roflmao:

    The win over Rico Ramos was good too, and even a past prime Joseph Agbeko isn't bad. But there was a lot of filler crammed into that record too. It stinks that such a talented guy was held back by injuries, managerial problems, and being blatantly ducked. Then again, it didn't help that half of his fights were unwatchable bores.
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  6. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I don't see how, his career was far more valley than peak. He really didn't do anything that stood out. He had a HOF, hell an ATG skillset but if you do nothing with it................................
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  7. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Nope. Rigo's one of my favorite boxers. He never got the oppurtunities to make it. The boxing business favors certain fighters regardless if they're the most or least talented.
  8. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    He is definitely HOF. Don’t hold it against him losing to Lomachenko moving up several divisions.
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  9. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
  10. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    One big win over Donaire isn't enough to make it to the HOF. He wasted so much of his career and incredible talents and didn't make any effort to excite the crowd or please any promoters. And when he finally did get a big fight that he wanted against Lomachenko he disgraced himself by fighting so **** poor and quitting in the process.

    Great talent and skilled defensive boxer but also one-dimensional. He could have done so much more with his career. One could imagine how much better he would be if he would just let his hands go more often in fights.
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  11. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
  12. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Usually western boxers gladly turns into a pro after they get ammy World Cup or World Championship gold medal + also Olympic Gold medal. Rigo went 2 Oly cycles and for Loma he was too small guy, this too matters a lot.
  13. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Dorticos from cubans ( yah, still also from U.S ) performed relatively good, get 2 tittles.
    Yeah, lost but he didn't had fought for defenses total underdogs, old pre retirement gentlemans etc flowchart.
  14. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

    Nov 8, 2020
    you know he will. anything to enhance Lomas paltry resume
  15. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Oh, you unemployed nobody guy will stick Loma fight with Rigo?
    Rigo was old and small for Loma! Blind KID!

    You are even worse then local ammy boxer in gym near you therefore you are sitting in fourms and hate Loma with your poor fat ass.