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Rigondeaux: Don’t be surprised if I knock Casimero out

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Rigondeaux will face Casimero for his WBO bantamweight title on Aug. 14.

With Guillermo Rigondeaux back in line to take on John Riel Casimero in an August 14 Showtime main event airing live from Carson, CA, Rigondeaux spoke to the media about his high expectations to put on a show on the evening. In particular, Rigondeaux says he's been working on improvements with Ronnie Shields as his head trainer and looks to show off some new tricks of the trade.

“This is a big fight for me and my team because we have a chance to win that WBO title,” said Rigondeaux. “Fighting on SHOWTIME once again is going to be fun and I’m grateful for the opportunity. Although I’ve been out of the ring for well over a year, I’m still in great shape and have plans to ruin Casimero’s dreams.

"I know he has a lot of power, but he’s fighting a man with excellent boxing skills and a high ring IQ. I’m going to box circles around Casimero and show him what ‘El Chacal’ is all about. My trainer Ronnie Shields, and I have been working on some new tricks, so don’t be surprised if I knock him out.”

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