WBA World Bantamweight Title
Rigondeaux (19-1, 13 KOs) returns to BoxNation as he aims to become a World Champion in a second weight class. He takes on Solis (30-5-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBA World Bantamweight Title.
In a division featuring pound-for-pound puncher Naoya Inoue, who holds the WBA ‘Super’ Bantamweight belt, Rigondeaux will be hoping a drop down to 118lbs could set up some intriguing match-ups in 2020.
Rigondeaux was one of the most decorated amateurs in history, winning two Olympic gold medals for Cuba before turning pro in 2009. He made his name with wins over Nonito Donaire (UD), Rico Ramos (KO6) and Joseph Agbeko (UD).
In 2016 he travelled to Cardiff to make an emphatic defence of his WBA Super-Bantamweight Title against Jazza Dickens, breaking the Liverpudlian’s jaw in two rounds in Cardiff.
Since his one-sided loss to Vasyl Lomachenko at the end of 2017, the 39 year old fought twice in 2019 and recorded stoppage wins over Julio Ceja and Giovanni Delgado.
Venezuelan-born Solis makes his U.S. debut on February 8th, and is a former World Super-Flyweight Champion. His previous two attempts at a 118lb World Title have ended in defeat, but he’s currently on a five-fight winning streak.