Guillermo Rigondeaux lies in wait for winner of Scott Quigg-Carl Frampton world title clash
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 14/01/16 12:09pm
Guillermo Rigondeaux could face the winner of the world title unification clash between Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton.
The long-awaited super-bantamweight battle will see Quigg defend his WBA 'super' title against IBF champion Frampton at Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Rigondeaux was relieved of the WBA belt due to inactivity, but the organisation have ordered the winner of Quigg-Frampton to defend their belt against the unbeaten Cuban by July 27.
WBA Championship Committee Chairman, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza Jr said: "Rigondeaux shall come out of recess and face the winner of the February 27 unification bout between WBA champion Scott Quigg and IBF champion Carl Frampton.
"The winner of said bout, or Quigg if the fight is ruled a draw, must fight Rigondeaux on or before July 27, 2016."
The IBF will also enforce a title defence, with mandatory challenger Shingo Wake scheduled to challenge for the belt, and Quigg or Frampton appear set to lose one of their straps if they claim victory next month.
Rigondeaux, who is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, was demoted to 'Champion in Recess' by the WBA after a lengthy absence from the ring since his last title defence.
The 35-year-old also lost his WBO belt, but finally returned to action last November when he picked up his 16th win on points against Drian Francisco.