'Rigo' not leaving 122 lb class for Mares


Posted at May 10 2013 09:59 PM | Updated as of May 11 2013 05:59 AM

MANILA – Cuban champion Guillermo Rigondeaux said he has no plans to leave the 122-pound weight class even if it means fighting featherweight champion Abner Mares of Mexico.

Rigondeaux, who recently outpointed Nonito Donaire Jr., said he is more comfortable fighting at super bantamweight because it his natural weight.

"It's just that I'm naturally a 122-pounder. I eat and eat, but do not get fat. Thank God I do not spend my time suffering to make weight like other fighters,” said the Cuban in Miguel Rivera’s Boxing Scene report

Mares, who defeated Daniel Ponce de Leon for the WBC featherweight crown, used to campaign as a super bantamweight.

But after failing to get a unification title bout with Donaire, he has decided to climb the 126-pound class.

Rigondeaux, meanwhile, said he plans to fight the best 122-pounders available.

"Whoever is in my division, whoever has the titles, whoever wants them...let me know. I'm here. I think there are plans to make a fight in Miami, my people are talking to Top Rank to see what they can do."