Lomachenko on Rigondeaux: I Learned Nothing, It Was Easy!

By Radio Rahim

On Saturday night from The Theater in Madison Square Garden, Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super featherweight title after beating stopping Guillermo Rigondeaux in six rounds.

Lomachenko (10-1) dominated for six rounds before Rigondeaux called it quits, citing a left hand injury, before the start of the seventh.

The highly anticipated bout never reached any great heights. It was the first time in boxing history where two, two-time Olympic gold medal winners met in the ring.


Rigondeaux (17-1), moving up two weight classes, was left on the defensive throughout against Lomachenko, the duo considered among the greatest amateurs of all-time.

Both fighters made tentative and cautious starts, although Lomachenko began to come to life in the third.

Rigondeaux tied up his opponent repeatedly throughout the entire fight. Lomachenko landed numerous punches, but none of them really did an extreme amount of damage.

Lomachenko was the aggressor throughout as Rigondeaux defended, offering little in the way of counters. Rigondeaux was given a point deduction in the sixth and it would prove to be the final round.

In the aftermath, Lomachenko was shaking his head at Rigondeax's effort and expected a much tougher contest.

"I prepared for this, I knew about his style and I prepared for his style. As you can see - it was easy," Lomachenko told

In past interviews, Lomachenko has said that he learns something new in every fight.

When asked if he learned anything new from Saturday's contest, Lomachenko replied - "No, no, no, nothing."

Lomachenko is not sure if Rigondeaux should be labeled as a quitter.

"It's an opinion. I don't know. Other people have to decide that. I can't decide that on my own," Lomachenko said.

Lomachenko did take a shot at Rigondeaux questioning his power in the lead-up.

"He says I don't have no power, I don't have no punch - but how can I have no power if he says 'no mas,' Lomacheko said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WesternChamp on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;18331661]Easy work! when Floyd said this there would be an uproar. Money Lomachenko!![/QUOTE] floyd aint never make anyone quit and then comes back and said it was easy work. floyd went the full 12 rounds on a suppose…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-13-2017

Easy work! when Floyd said this there would be an uproar. Money Lomachenko!!

Comment by chrisJS on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18331632]So your true colors come out....I don't ever pick the skin color, I always go with the skill & the skill Rigo has he did not put on display for the fight. It could of been many things but you…

Comment by j.razor on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=chrisJS;18329957]I TOLD YOU that you would give no credit and admit NOTHING you said you "won't front"..Haha I was RIGHT on the fight and your analysis. Typical. If the result goes against you it's fixed. Your just not that good…

Comment by sparda77 on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=killakali;18331005]arum didn’t need to pay Rigo to stay on his stool. Loma humiliated him into staying on his stool on his own. This is how the business works. Top Rank pays RNS a POS for Rigo. They could have given…

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