Newly crowned RING 122-pound champ Guillermo Rigondeaux has the skill and savvy to dominate most opponents but fans think RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia has the best shot at competing with the Cuban southpaw, according to a recent RingTV.com poll.
Garcia recieved 43.1 percent of more than 4,000 votes. The hard-puching technician is trained by his older brother Robert Garcia, who also trains Rigondeaux’s latest victim, Nonito Donaire.
Two-division titleholder Abner Mares, who challenges WBC featherweight beltholder Daniel Ponce de Leon on May 4, garnered the second largest amount of votes with 34.7 percent. Mares dropped a decision to Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, in the amateur ranks. both are unbeaten as professionals.
Long-reigning WBA featherweight titleholder Chris John received 12.9 percent of the votes. The other poll candidates, which included excellent WBA bantamweight beltholder Anselmo Moreno and undefeated contender Carl Frampton, each received less than five percent of the votes.