Rigondeaux starts a new chapter

Originally Published: July 22, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

It took junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux just over a minute to end Saturday's title defense against Sod Kokietgym via first-round knockout, closing out the first act of the unbeaten Cuban's brilliant, yet difficult, career.

The decisive blows, a pair of swift and accurate shots to the head of a visibly groggy Kokietgym, were, in theory, no different than the thousands delivered by the emotionless Rigondeaux throughout his five years as a professional.

But ...

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