Rigondeaux: I Can't Wait To Make a Statement on Lomachenko!

WBA super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is very eager to get in the ring with Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs), who holds the WBO super featherweight title.

The fight will mark a historic battle with two amateur legends who are both two-time Olympic gold medal winners.

Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux will take place on December 9th from The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The contest will headline a televised card on ESPN.


Rigondeaux has been calling for this fight for a long - and provide his desire was legit by signing a contract to move up by weight two divisions, eight full pounds, to take on Lomachenko.

The talented Cuban boxers believes that he will pull off the performance of his life, shooing up his status to grab the mantle as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this historic fight on ESPN because I’ve had my eye on fighting Vasyl Lomachenko for a long time,” said Rigondeaux. 

“I’m thankful that Roc Nation Sports and Top Rank made this fight happen and I can’t wait to make a statement on December 9 in New York City.  Weight classes don’t win fights – fighters do – and I look forward to delivering the best performance of my career, beating a fellow legendary Olympian in Lomachenko and solidifying my place as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of this era.”

Rigondeaux's manager is also confident of his boxer coming away with the victory.

 “This fight against Vasyl Lomachenko is the marquee challenge that Guillermo has been coveting and we’re grateful for Roc Nation Sports’ hard work in making this a reality,” said Alex Bornote, Rigondeaux’s manager. 

“Throughout Guillermo’s career, he has never backed down from any fighter or weight class restriction, so we’re very excited to get to work.  It’s going to be a battle, but Guillermo will make Cuba, Miami and all of his fans worldwide proud when he beats Lomachenko on December 9.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bjl12 on 10-24-2017

Cannot weight for this fight. Two guys who are close enough to their prime (Loma probably hasn't peaked yet and Rigo might be on the backend of his) fighting for Top 3 PFP (arguably #1) on FREE. CABLE. TV. holy…

Comment by fourtheboys96 on 10-24-2017

Loma's activity will be the key here. Rigo is a low activity fighter. Even against an over-matched opponent, he rarely initiate the action. Some says he is very good counter puncher that is why his opponents cannot initiate a lot…

Comment by buddyr on 10-24-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;18132070]:pat: I cringe everytime. Teddy Atlas is the worst....he started it. It is so ignorant. That is like calling someone name Boudreuax: Boo-Droe-EE-Oww Him being from a Spanish Country and a spanish speaker leaves them stumped.[/QUOTE] Atlas has been destroying…

Comment by pesticid on 10-24-2017

[QUOTE=eco1;18159986]Ok, English is my 2nd language, in Spanish is "Rigon-do" DAW? You miss the x. In French you also miss that x at the end. This here : Ree Gon Dee Ou/Aw,,,, Is a "cubanismo" They tend to say the…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 10-24-2017

And a statement you will make RigoSensei! That lead left hand gonna touch up Loma! Timing beats Speed Precision beats fast feet Counters beat combos Timing, precision, and counters is all that Rigo has plus even more! Lomachenko is underestimating…

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