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Roy Jones: On Paper, Lomachenko-Rigondeaux is Best Fight Ever

By Radio Rahim

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is salivating at the sheer mention of the upcoming dream fight between world champions Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs).

The contest takes place on December 9th at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux will headline an ESPN televised card.

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The contest matches two of the greatest and most highly regarded amateur boxers in the history of sport.

Never before has a fight matched up two boxers who are both two-time Olympic gold medal winners.

Rigondeaux is currently the WBA super bantamweight champion. He is moving by eight pounds and two weight divisions, to 130 pounds to challenge Lomachenko for his WBO super featherweight world title.

Jones believes it's the best fight that he's ever seen on paper when reviewing the credentials of both participants.

"That's the big one. I can't wait. I love both fighters. Both are two-time gold medalists. That's the best paper made fight ever. You can't find two fighters better on paper to put against each other. That's the best fight I ever seen made on paper, and I can't wait," Jones told BoxingScene.com.

And the winner? It all depends on which fighter is capable of carrying out his game plan, says Jones. 

"Rigondeaux has got to box and break the rhythm of Lomachenko with those big power punches, and Lomachenko has to use that volume punching that he does to keep Rigondeaux off-balance. Whoever can carry out the plan will be the winner," Jones said.

Lomachenko is returning back from a dominating stoppage victor over former WBA champion Jason Sosa, while Rigondeaux scored a first round stoppage of mandatory challenger Moises Flores. Rigondeaux's victory was later changed to a no-decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after they determined that Flores had been hit after the bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chrisJS on 01-30-2018

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Comment by j.razor on 01-30-2018

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Comment by turnedup on 11-29-2017

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