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Lomachenko: I Will Be Working Hard To Squash Rigondeaux!

In possibly the best fight that can be made for boxing fans, Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his World Title on December 9th against fellow double-Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Lomachenko is concerned about the credit he will get for beating the smaller Cuban, despite ‘Rigo’ being an excellent technical fighter. He voiced his concerned to Boxing Ukraine in a translated interview.

“[Rigondeaux] is shorter and smaller than I am. No matter how I will lead this fight, I will not win anything in the eyes of the critics. In the eyes of the haters after the fight they will say, ‘Well, who cares if he won [he’s bigger]’.”

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‘Hi-Tech’ has become famous for his eye-catching style and desire to win impressively, this is something the Ukrainian wants to continue at the Madison Square Garden Theater. “There are two boxers in the ring. He may do anything he wants in the ring.

“I will try to win colorfully and brightly. I will be boxing my own style. I will be trying and working hard to simply squash him!”

The Ukrainian also briefly touched; upon the future, and his ultimate goal of being pound-for-pound number one: “[To get to number one] the fights I need to have are with Mikey Garcia, Jorge Linares and probably Miguel Berchelt,” he added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 10-14-2017

Ultimately this fight is going to come down to skill and not size. It's skills which pays the bills.

Comment by champion4ever on 10-14-2017

I mean he should! On paper it looks like a mismatch; It's a David vs Goliath type of bout. Where Loma is Goliath and Rigo is David. That's why he's the easy favorite to win in this match up. I…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18130445]That's a asinine comment. Only jim, larry & harold said that during the fight & you believe them.....LOL[/QUOTE] Compubox said it too... I've watched that fight like 100 times.. have you? :dance:

Comment by uppercut510 on 10-13-2017

[QUOTE=j0zef;18131528]Your theory assumes rigo is getting significantly more than the offer he got at 126. From what I remember, there is virtually no change in the money. Rigo is known for screwing up his own career, don't think this is…

Comment by AddiX on 10-12-2017

[QUOTE=garfios;18131805]You mean Rigondeaux is so good that he made every fighter look ordinary...[/QUOTE] Rigo is a masterful boxer, but he's still boring as fck most of the time.

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