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Rigondeaux Added to Berto-Quintana Undercard

(March 2, 2010) Guillermo Rigondeaux, arguably the most decorated athlete in the history of the amateur boxing system, will step into the ring for the sixth time as a professional on April 10 as a part of “Fighting for Haiti”, headlined by Andre Berto’s WBC welterweight title defense vs. Carlos Quintana. “Fighting for Haiti” will take place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida and will be televised live on HBO.

Rigondeaux (5-0, 4 KOs) has been on the fast track to professional stardom since turning pro last May. As a two time Olympic gold medalist for his native Cuba, Rigondeaux has had no problem testing himself during his young career. In just his third pro fight he knocked out Giovanni Andrade, who came into the ring with a 60-11 record and having won five straight..

Rigondeaux has also proven himself to be quite the philanthropist, donating the entire purse from his last fight, a first round knockout over Adolfo Landeros, to the Haitian relief efforts. This makes him a natural for “Fighting for Haiti” where a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Berto Dynasty Fund in an effort to help to victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

“I am pleased to showcase Cuban amateur legend Guillermo Rigondeaux on another DBE card,” said Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment. “The large Cuban-American population will get the opportunity to see one of the greatest products of Cuban amateur boxing. Guillermo showed his concern for the people by donating the purse of his last televised fight to Haitian relief. It’s appropriate that he be given the opportunity to display his talents as a part of this great event.”

Article posted on 03.03.2010



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