Guillermo Rigondeaux's quest to break into the bantamweight division will have to wait a while longer after his upcoming fight has been postponed.
PBC announced that Rigodeaux's bout against Liborio Solis, for the WBA "Regular" bantamweight title, has been delayed due to Solis having visa issues, forcing him to withdraw from the bout. The fight was originally supposed to be the co-main event of the December 21 PBC on FOX card from Ontario, California.
With that fight being canceled, there have been multiple changes made to the entire PBC card. Karlos Balderas will face Rene Tellez Giron in a lightweight bout to open the FOX telecast while the heavyweight bout between Efe Ajagba and Iago Kiladze is now the new co-feature bout. The FS1-televised prelims will now feature a fight between Jhack Tepora and Oscar Escandon as its co-feature bout.
Balderas competed in the 2016 Olympics and as a pro, he has won all nine of his fights with eight of those victories coming inside the distance. This will be Balderas' fourth fight of 2019. Giron will look to bounce back from his first defeat in the paid ranks in June which was an eight-round decision loss to Michel Rivera.
The FOX main card will be headlined by the WBC junior middleweight title rematch between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo. The fight was originally set to take place on June 23 in Las Vegas, but Harrison suffered an inner and outer ankle sprain with torn ligaments in his right ankle weeks before the fight. The injuries prevented him from training for 10 weeks, leaving Charlo to take on Jorge Cota. Charlo ended up knocking out Cota in the third round.