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Roy Jones: On Paper, Lomachenko-Rigondeaux is Best Fight Ever

By Radio Rahim

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is salivating at the sheer mention of the upcoming dream fight between world champions Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs).

The contest takes place on December 9th at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux will headline an ESPN televised card.

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The contest matches two of the greatest and most highly regarded amateur boxers in the history of sport.

Never before has a fight matched up two boxers who are both two-time Olympic gold medal winners.

Rigondeaux is currently the WBA super bantamweight champion. He is moving by eight pounds and two weight divisions, to 130 pounds to challenge Lomachenko for his WBO super featherweight world title.

Jones believes it's the best fight that he's ever seen on paper when reviewing the credentials of both participants.

"That's the big one. I can't wait. I love both fighters. Both are two-time gold medalists. That's the best paper made fight ever. You can't find two fighters better on paper to put against each other. That's the best fight I ever seen made on paper, and I can't wait," Jones told BoxingScene.com.

And the winner? It all depends on which fighter is capable of carrying out his game plan, says Jones. 

"Rigondeaux has got to box and break the rhythm of Lomachenko with those big power punches, and Lomachenko has to use that volume punching that he does to keep Rigondeaux off-balance. Whoever can carry out the plan will be the winner," Jones said.

Lomachenko is returning back from a dominating stoppage victor over former WBA champion Jason Sosa, while Rigondeaux scored a first round stoppage of mandatory challenger Moises Flores. Rigondeaux's victory was later changed to a no-decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after they determined that Flores had been hit after the bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turnedup on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=chrisJS;18253278]Rigo "called him out" then said no to 126. What's Loma supposed to do? Go down to 124? As the A-side no less. Not how calling out works when your calling out from only one division bellow. If you call…

Comment by TonyGe on 11-28-2017

The resumes don't mean anything at this stage of their careers. Both guys have had the opportunity to learn everything they need for this fight. Is going to come down to their physical attributes and skill levels. Lomo is younger…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 11-28-2017

Roy Jones: "This is the best fight on paper between the two best fighters on paper to get in the ring on paper. If they carry out their paper then we are in for one hell of a paper and…

Comment by Southpawology on 11-28-2017

High speed chess between two olympic gold medalists.

Comment by Butch.McRae on 11-28-2017

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18254289]It's nit necessarily an either/or hypothesis. Could be both..[/QUOTE] You're right lol

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