Guillermo Rigondeaux Fully Recovered; Ready For 2023 Return!

Guillermo Rigondeaux Is Making Another Comeback

A recovered Guillermo Rigondeaux will return February 24, 2023
Guillermo Rigondeaux

A Recovered Guillermo Rigondeaux Scheduled to Return in Early 2023!

On March 4, two-divisional champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (20-3, 13KO) endured severe eye burns in a freak accident while cooking at his home in Florida. Reports spread across social media that the Cuban boxer lost almost 80% of his vision from boiling hot water that burned his eyes and chest.

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For months fans pondered if the skillful Cuban would recover while believing his time in the ring was over. It seems that not only has El Chacal made a full recovery, but he is ready to resume his boxing career!

Cuban Boxing reporter BoxeoCubano posted the news that Rigondeaux is going to be in the ring on February 24, 2023.

Guillermo Rigondeaux announced to return on February 24, 2023


Once considered a boogeyman, the 42-year-old has found it hard to recapture his status in the sport since quitting against Vasyl Lomachenko in 2017. In 2021, he attempted to win the WBO bantamweight title but was defeated via a split decision by the champion John Reid Casimero. In 2022, El Chacal lost a controversial decision to an unknown fighter named Vincent Astrolabio.

Rigondeaux is a pure boxer whose style is not a crowd-pleaser, and many inside the boxing community believe this to be his last opportunity. Furthermore, he is not ranked by any of the four sanctioning bodies, signifying a world title shot is not going to be anytime soon.

As of the writing of this article, no opponent has been named. It will be interesting to see who Team Rigo picks to help shake off the ring rust of the two-divisional champion.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."