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April 11, 2013 3PM EST

Q&A with Guillermo Rigondeaux

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    Thanks for joining us Rigo! You have a legendary record as an amateur that's made you a fan favorite among boxing heads. How does that feel?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Well being that they're acknowledging my amateur record and Olympic background.

  • Q

    What does this opportunity mean to you & how do you beat Donaire

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    It means a lot to me. THis is the biggest fight of my career. I react when I'm inside the ring with speed and power.

  • Q

    31 people have used 31 different game plans, and have come up short. What makes you think your game plan is any different than the other 31

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Donaire has never faced an opponent like me. Not in his amateur or pro career.

  • Q

    Am I going to win my bet on saturday(voted on you under 9 rounds)?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Absolutely.

  • Q

    Donaire throws plenty of combinations. Will the game plan include an increase in work rate and punch output in order to impress the judges?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Absolutely.

  • Q

    A win here will show the world that cuban boxers are indeed one of the best in the world and not just amateur boxing?Are you aware of that?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    I've known that Cuban boxing has always been among st the best in the world. We've shown that in the dominance in the Olympics over the years. Winning this fight would solidify the fact that we're among st the best.

  • Q

    what's on your ipod when you're working out?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Tupac.

  • Q

    are there any other sports you play, besides boxing?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Baseball

  • Q

    Do you have any pre-fight rituals?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    I like to call my son in Cuba and speak to him. That inspires me.

  • Q

    What do you like to do when you're not boxing?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Listen to music.

  • Q

    What do you think is your biggest strength and your biggest weakness going into this fight? #HBOCollege #GMU

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    There's no weaknesses only strength and the whole world will see once the bell rings.

  • Q

    Do you think you could knock out Donaire? Does the height difference bother you?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Not at all. I think I can.

  • Q

    who is the top 5 best pound4pound boxers right now?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Mayweather, Andre Ward, Marquez, Donaire, Pacquiao

  • Q

    who do you wanna fight next after Nonito?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Whoever comes next

  • Q

    Did you REALLY win 400 fights?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Absolutely, it's record.

  • Q

    Hey Champ! What advice would you give to kids who want to make it as a pro boxer?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Stay focused. Stay drug free. Follow your dreams.

  • Q

    How do you plan to deal with the punching power of Nonito Donaire?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    I intend for him not to find out.

  • Q

    Do you have a favorite Tupac song?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    All Eyes on Me

  • Q

    Anything else you want to say to your fans before we wrap up Rigo?

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux says:

    Thank you for following me and stay tuned. You're going to see a great show for my fans and all my Cuban fans out there.

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