Boxing fans were in for a special surprise treat during the celebratory concert by Cuban salsa superstar Willy Chirino at the new Hialeah Park Casino in South Florida which took place Saturday August 30, 2013. Willy Chirino put his performance on pause in front of 10,000 fans of mostly Cuban heritage as new Ring Magazine top 10 P4P fighter and current WBA/WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux was brought on stage to be awarded the Ring Magazine Championship belt in the Jr. Featherweight division by former fight judge and current representative of Ring Magazine, Chuck Giampa.
Rigondeax was respectful of his comments during the award ceremony about the legendary Hialeah Park racetrack and expressed joy that the new casino would make this gem once again the premier location for South Florida entertainment. In closing he expressed that he is looking forward to the possibility of fighting in front of his adoptive city of Miami at Hialeah Park Racetrack and Casino. Rigondeaux further stated that he is looking for his co-promoters Caribe Promotions and Top Rank to work with HBO to consider the possibility of making boxing history by bringing his next fight to the renowned Hialeah Park Race track and Casino.
Rigondeaux was recognized for his honor by decisively outpointing former WBO Super Bantamweight Champion Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in April of this year. Press & Photo Credits: Creativas Group Public Relations & JC Pixz