Guillermo Rigondeaux | Breakdown • Skill Study • Highlights
“The Southpaw Caracal” | Southpaw Striking Tactics: feat. Guillermo Rigondeaux
Guillermo Rigondeaux, commonly referred to by his moniker ‘El Chacal’ (Jackal in English). Moves and reminds me much more of a Caracal cat. His ability to switch from light footed slow movement into explosive assault is uncanny.
Rigondeaux, a Cuban professional boxer, has held multiple world championships at super bantamweight, including the WBA and lineal since 2013, and previously the WBO and Ring magazine titles between 2013 and 2016. He is ranked as the world’s best super bantamweight by The Ring Magazine, and the sixth best active boxer, pound for pound.
As an amateur, Rigondeaux won consecutive gold medals in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. He is also a seven-time Cuban national champion at bantamweight, finishing his amateur career with a record of nearly 475 fights. After Rigondeaux’s defection, he turned professional and remains undefeated (17-0-1).
Much like his upcoming MegaFight opponent Vasyl Lomachenko, Rigondeaux is considered to be one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time. Freddie Roach said that ‘El Chacal” was “Probably the greatest talent I’ve ever seen.”
Rigondeaux is known for his incredible footwork, misdirection, reflexes, hand speed, counter-punching ability and evasion, being an exceptionally difficult fighter to hit. Here (thanks to contest winner – Towel 88) we will focus on southpaw striking tactics, from the ABC’s and 123’s, to more advanced concepts Guillermo often employs.
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