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Rigondeaux Training Like a Warrior For Lomachenko, Says Coach

By Miguel Rivera

Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba is a little over a month away from the most important fight of his professional career against Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko, and he inspires confidence in his team led by head trainer Pedro Diaz, who predicted a great night for the islander this coming December 9th in New York.

Rigo' will seek his third divisional world title, the World Boxing Organization's super featherweight belt, held by Lomachenko - in the main event of Top Rank's ESPN televised card from the Madison Square Garden Theater in the Big Apple.

"Rigo is an incredible boxer," Diaz said in an interview with ESPN Deportes. "He is always motivated and happy, he always trains like a great warrior and the energy he transmits while training is incredible. On December 9 he will have a great fight with Lomachenko."

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Rigondeaux trains with the motivation to secure the victory and gain the respect that he deserves and has not found since defeating Nonito Donaire in 2013, also in New York, when many thought that the Filipino boxer was the clear favorite to get the win.

"He is always ready to fight with anyone, Rigo is a champion who does not choose his opponents and fights with anyone wherever they may be," said Díaz, who has trained the Cuban fighter for some years and intends to help him return to the top spot of the best pound per pound boxers in the international rankings.

Rigondeaux was an Olympic champion in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, and he will arrive with an undefeated 17-0 mark and 11 knockouts. Rigo is still the current WBA world champion at super bantamweight and moves up by two full weight divisions to take the fight.

Lomachenko, an Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, will arrive as the WBO super featherweight champion and holds a professional record of 9-1 and 7 KOs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingitis on 01-08-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18390929]I aint catching or pitching nothing....that would still make you gay.[/QUOTE] Ur still the catcher.

Comment by GOLDKING on 01-08-2018

f#####g monkey boys were picking E.T look alike rigo to win..''age and size don't matter doe'', and still make excuses when the smurf quits like a cry baby minority b###h after getting outclassed and outfought.

Comment by j.razor on 01-08-2018

[QUOTE=boxingitis;18173199]Im the pitcher you're the catcher.[/QUOTE] I aint catching or pitching nothing....that would still make you gay.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 11-03-2017

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18179550][QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;18175535] If your a real fan like you claim why did you add the last paragraph?[/QUOTE] Cuz as a real boxing fan, Loma should not be subjected to The praises he gets just for beating Walters and Russell Jr! He's…

Comment by oscar9992 on 11-02-2017

Lomachenko became too co*ky lately talking more and training less. But he is still a favorite though.

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