Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes

By Elisinio Castillo

On December 9, Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) is ready to shock the critics when he steps into the ring with WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) in an ESPN televised main event.

The fight takes place at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Rigondeaux, who holds the WBA super bantamweight title at 122 pounds, is moving up by two full weight divisions to challenge Lomachenko at 130.


Lomachenko has the size and weight advantage.

Both boxers are rated amount the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Each boxer has dominated the amateur ranks and won two Olympic gold medals. The contest is a dream fight for most hardcore boxing fans and thought to be impossible to make with their difference in weight.

Lomachenko is a strong early favorite to win the fight, but Rigondeaux is not impressed with his opponents level of opposition or his physical advantages. He has not problem with heading up to 130 pounds, because the majority of his targets at 122 and 126 have rejected the idea of facing him.

"He has fought with inferior boxers compared to who I've faced; As for his stature, almost all of my opponents have been taller than me, and if there is any concern that I'm going up by two weight divisions, it's because nobody wants to fight me at 122 and 126 pounds," Rigondeaux explained to Sports Center.

Rigondeaux is working very hard in camp, with no longer worrying about this weight - as he has eight extra pounds to spare against Lomachenko.

The talented Cuban fighter scoffs at the idea of having any issues with Lomachenko on a boxing level. He feels Lomachenko has faced numerous opponents who were grossly overmatched or improperly trained.

"I will not have problems, he is the one who is going to have them, because I am not like those dead men with whom he has fought," said Rigondeaux.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Steven Mccowan on 12-10-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18323191]Yea but I don't like to to be wrong, I rarely am...Rigo didn't not come to fight & Made me look[/QUOTE] Tell ya what though. All the rigo fans are butt hurt making excuses. You manned up. I wasnt…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 12-10-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18323191]Yea but I don't like to to be wrong, I rarely am...Rigo didn't not come to fight & Made me look[/QUOTE] Haha yeah he come to fight. Got outclassed and hurt then just started ducking and holding. Couldnt hit…

Comment by pasawayako on 12-10-2017

You're not a dead body rigo but you look like a piece of **** a disgrace.

Comment by j.razor on 12-10-2017

[QUOTE=Steven Mccowan;18323177]lol yeah i just callin you out cause you been hard timing me on loma vs rigo forever. We been goin back and forth. Sh1t happens though. We all wrong sometimes[/QUOTE] Yea but I don't like to to be…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 12-10-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;18322770]Lol....I thought Rigo would make it a fight & out box loma but after the first round he [B]just stood there![/B] Wtf was that all about? Loma didn't land many punches or even hard punches but it did look like…

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