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"I have the power to end this fight at any moment, you better be ready King Kong," Communicated Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) via his Facebook page. The warning was directed at his next opponent Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko (29-4, 22 KOs) whom he is slated to face on December 7 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as part of a triple-header card being televised on HBO.
Rigondeaux who is coming off the biggest win in his career after defeating Nonito Donaire is more recognized for his defensive skills and boxing abilities than his power. Although no stranger to knock outs, having scored eight in his twelve victories, he prides himself in being a "pure boxer". The victory against Donaire should have catapulted Rigondeaux to stardom, instead he received a lot of criticism from the media and fans who don't appreciate his defensive style. Rigondeaux shruged any criticism and made no excuses for the way he chose to fight:
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Guillermo Rigondeux vs Joseph Agbeko - Betting Odds from William Hill
Guillermo Rigondeux 1/12
Joseph Agbeko 13/2
Guillermo Rigondeux Round Betting:
Round 1 33/1
Round 2 25/1
Round 3 201/
Round 4 18/1
Round 5-6 16/1
Round 7-9 14-1
Round 10 16/1
Round 11 18/1
Round 12 22/1
Joseph Agbeko Round Betting:
Round 1-12 100/1
Method of result:
4/7 Rigondeux by decision
11/8 Rigondeux by KO, TKO, TD or DQ
18/1 Agbeko by decision
16/1 Agbeko by KO, TKO, TD or DQ
Odds subject to change (Correct: December 4th, 2013).