Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Rigondeaux-Marroquin returns to Chavez-Martinez card
WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is being allowed to defend his crown against Robert Marroquin on the Chavez-Martinez undercard on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS -- The attorneys for the manager of WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux and for the fighter, himself, have reached an out-of-court agreement in spite of an injunction which prevented Rigondeaux from defending his belt against Robert Marroquin on Saturday night at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Rigondeaux-Marroquin was in jeopardy of not happening on the undercard of an HBO Pay Per View-televised main between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez as the result of a written order from Miami-Dade County judge David Miller that forbid Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, from facing Marroquin.
According to Pat English, an attorney for Rigondeaux's Irish manager Gary Hyde, the ruling prevented Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 knockouts) from meeting Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) because the bout was not approved by Hyde.
But Hyde has since granted his blessing for the fight, having worked out satisfactory terms with Top Rank lawyer David Marroso, a senior attorney with the Los Angeles-based O'Melveny and Myers law firm, and Rigondeaux's lawyer, Guy Spiegelman.
"There was a series of negotiations over the last four or five days. The injunction stays in effect, but the injunction said that it was up to Gary Hyde," said English.
"The terms satisfactory to all of the parties were reached, and, basically, we feel comfortable that we have now protected Rigondeaux. There are some different terms. So Gary gave his permission."
Despite the agreement between the parties, Caribe Promotions, Rigondeaux's co-promoter, sought an injunction against Top Rank and Rigondeaux because the company felt as if its contract was being interfered with.
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