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Mayweather Not Impressed With Loma Win: Rigo Too Small

The former pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., was not very impressed with Vasyl Lomachenko's one-sided stoppage of Guillermo Rigondeaux, which took place last Saturday night at The Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden.

The fight was heavily hyped, as it was the first fight in boxing history to match two, two-time Olympic gold medal winners in the ring with each other.

Lomachenko dominated the fight from start to finish, until Rigondeaux quit on his stool at the end of the sixth round - citing a left hand injury.

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Mayweather felt Rigondeaux was way too small and the two boxers had an obvious size difference when they stepped in the ring with each other.

Rigondeaux had moved up by two weight divisions (eight pounds) to challenge Lomachenko at super featherweight (130-pounds) for the WBO title.

And Mayweather doubts Rigondeaux had a legit hand injury.

"I never fought a guy that was that small. He was smaller than that. Honestly, they didn't look like they belonged in the ring together," Mayweather told Fighthype.com.

"I don't think Rigondeaux had a hand problem. Rigondeaux should just take that as a learning experience. A guy that big, I could see the difference when they got into the ring. A small good fighter will never beat a big good fighter. It'll never happen."

Of course Mayweather himself did a similar move in 2009, when he fought and dominated Juan Manuel Marquez - who jumped from lightweight to welterweight (twelve pounds) for the bout.

As far as the in-ring action, Mayweather felt the contest was a complete stinker and very few would argue that viewpoint. The clash of style and Rigondeaux's refusal to throw any punches, made it a very lackluster fight. 

"It really was no damage done to neither side. Real stiff, robotic fight. Nobody really landed like no killer, solid shots," Mayweather said.

"You can look at me and Diego Corrales. I can't take that away from Lomachenko. He done what he had to do."

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Comment by Spoon23 on 05-16-2018

lololol Pacquiao was too small and you ran and got a gifted win. [IMG]http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2208447!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/mayweather-pacquiao-boxing.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=HandsofIron;18778113]Let me clarify, Floyd's limit/peak was 147 but because of his skills he too was able to compete above WW. I don't understand your second statement, both Pac and JMM were small guys and not natural welterweights.[/QUOTE] If his limit…

Comment by Phenom on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=HandsofIron;18778113] I don't understand your second statement, both Pac and JMM were small guys and not natural welterweights.[/QUOTE] Marquez had a belt at 140 why wasn't the fight at 140 instead of full 147 where Marquez came in at about…

Comment by HandsofIron on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=Phenom;18778092]Floyd never made 154 in his career Pacquiao did weigh in at full limit of 147 If Pacquiao ceiling was 140 why did he force Marquez to fight at WW and give up 5 lbs on the scale[/QUOTE] Let me…

Comment by Phenom on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=HandsofIron;18777521]That's mostly water weight not pure muscle. Pacquaio started at what 105 or 108 or something like that, Floyd started at 130 and their ceiling weight is 140 and 154, respectively.[/QUOTE] Floyd never made 154 in his career Pacquiao did…

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