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17th Jul 2016

Watch boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux break opponent’s jaw in Cardiff bout

Left hand from hell

Darragh Murphy

The fact that Jazza Dickens was able to maintain his senses after this overhand left connected is a credit to his warrior’s will.

Dickens was visibly hurt by the assertive Guillermo Rigondeaux in the second round of their WBA world super-bantamweight title fight in Cardiff on Saturday night but survived, just about.

As he took to the stool before the third, Dickens’ corner decided to end his involvement in the fight and the undefeated record of Cuba’s Rigondeaux remained intact.

After the fight the 17-0 Rigondeaux, who claimed gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic games, wasted no time in calling out both Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton.

After paying tribute to Dickens’ toughness, Rigondeaux told iFL TV that he wanted to fight again in September, and urged both of the above names to “stop running.”

“He [Dickens] is a good boxer,” Rigondeaux said. “He tried hard, he’s got more guts than all those guys that don’t want to step in the ring with me. He’s a great boxer, he’s a class act and I appreciate him taking this fight to face me.

“September 17, I will fight any of those guys [Frampton or Quigg] right here in the UK. Stop running, stop hiding.

“We’ve been talking about it for five or six years,” he continued. “Frampton or Quigg. Whoever’s going to fight, let’s fight. Stop talking about it. These guys talk a lot and they don’t want to fight. Let’s give the fans what they want. Fight, fight, fight.” Snapchat