Guillermo Rigondeaux To Lomachenko - When and Where?

By Edward Chaykovsky

In an earlier article on, Egis Klimas - the manager of WBO featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko, called for a fight with WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

The fight would have to take place at the featherweight limit of 126-pounds.

A potential fight would match two fighters who are regarded as the greatest amateur fighters of all-time. They each won two Olympic gold medals and won world titles in record time.

"I think another fight that would be very good for fans and for everybody is Lomachenko versus (Guillermo) Rigondeaux," said the manager, who made it clear this bout would have to take place at 126-pounds, no catch-weight. We have two Olympians - both guys won two gold medals - that would be a fantastic fight and I think for him to make a comeback versus Lomachenko would be really good," Klimas told

In response to BoxingScene's story - Rigondeaux had three words - "when and where?"

Rigondeaux has been inactive since a title defense last December in Japan. There are widespread rumors that he's waiting for his managerial contract to expire in order to align himself with manager/adviser Al Haymon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Banderivets on 07-13-2015

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;15865728]So why is he willing to fight Vetyeka or Rigo if neither have a belt at 126? Hmmmmmmm[/QUOTE] Because they are easier title defenses? There is no gain in fighting a dangerous fighter when he is not a…

Comment by BigAlexSand on 07-11-2015

Rigo may be too small but that also may work in his advantage!!! A lot of bigger guys have done big things against the larger opponent. I see Rigo winning by late TKO or Corner Stoppage.

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 07-11-2015

Rigondeaux is too small

Comment by BendOver on 07-11-2015

[QUOTE=darius45;15865509]It goes without saying Arum will not allow this fight happen... But I doubt Haymon sacrifices either Quillen or LSC to the Cubans anytime soon either. Rigo has the reach/slight speed advantage over Loma...[COLOR="Red"][B]but Loma has the power advantage[/B][/COLOR]... they…

Comment by BendOver on 07-11-2015

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;15865507]so, walters misses weigh and moves up a division and is loma the one ducking him?[/QUOTE] so he missed the fw division by one pound and he can't fight at 126 ever again, by your account he should be fighting…

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