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Before entering the professional boxing world, Guillermo Rigondeaux first dominated the Olympic Games during his younger years, winning two Olympic gold medals for Cuba.

And now that the Tokyo Games 2020 have been concluded, Rigondeaux looked back to his old days and drew motivation from it.

“It has been a very focused camp, and I have found inspiration watching the Olympics, and it has lit a spark in me. Winning two gold medals in my early years gives me added incentive to win this fight,” he said, as reported by Manila Bulletin.

Just like Manny Pacquiao, Rigondeaux wants to prove that he still has more than the belt at stake.

“I want to prove to the world that I am one of the best boxers ever and that I have a lot left to give in this sport. I am confident that I will do that against the most avoided fighter in my weight class. Casimero is a dangerous fighter and a very powerful puncher, but I’m going to tame him with great boxing skills,” added Rigondeaux.

“I am motivated to work hard, not just to reach my own goals, but by all the young fighters in the gym who are driven and focused. The atmosphere has brought something new out of me. I’m revived and feeling young again.”