Guillermo Rigondeaux will return to FOX for his next fight.
PBC announced that Rigondeaux will take on Liborio Solis for the newly-created WBA "Regular" bantamweight title in the co-main event of the December 21 PBC card taking place in Ontario, California. The winner will be the secondary titleholder to Naoya Inoue's WBA "Super" title at 118 pounds.
Rigondeaux, who previously held the WBA super bantamweight title, will be dropping down to bantamweight for the first time in his pro career. After unsuccessfully challenging for the WBO super featherweight title against Vasiliy Lomachenko back in 2017, Rigondeaux went more than a year without fighting. Since he returned to the ring back in January, Rigondeaux has won two straight, including a win over Julio Ceja back in June.
Solis once held the WBA super flyweight title in 2013 but since then, he has been unable to capture a world title at bantamweight. His first attempt at bantamweight gold was in 2016 when he was beaten by then-WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka and then his next two attempts were also unsuccessful when he fought Jamie McDonnell for the WBA "Regular" belt. Afterwards, Solis won his last five bouts.
The opening bout of the card will be the return of rising heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba, having his fourth fight of 2019. The undefeated Ajagba will take on long-time veteran Iago Kiladze in a 10-round bout. Ajagba is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ali Eren Demirezen back on July 20 while Kiladze is winless in his last four fights.
The card will be headlined by the previously-announced WBC junior middleweight title rematch between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo. The two fought in December 2018 with Harrison narrowly coming out on top with a majority decision victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.