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Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds.

The 29-year-old Lomachenko was awarded the victory when Rigondeaux elected not to come out for the seventh round in the first world title professional showdown between two multiple Olympic gold medal winners.

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The outclassed Rigondeaux becomes the fourth straight boxer to quit mid-fight against Ukrainian Lomachenko.

Lomachenko improved to 10-1 as he handed the Cuban defector the first loss of his career in front of a crowd of 5,100 at the Madison Square Garden Theater.

Lomachenko humiliated Rigondeaux, using his size and hand speed to dominate every round except the first.

He grew increasingly frustrated with Rigondeaux's tactics which included low blows and more clutching and grabbing than throwing punches. Lomachenko landed 55 punches overall while Rigondeaux landed just 15.

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It marked the first time double Olympic gold medal winners battled for a world title as professionals.

Lomachenko, who won gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, has rocketed to the top of his weight class since turning pro in 2013, winning nine world championship fights in his first 11 contests.

Lomachenko lost his second pro fight to veteran Orlando Salido but then won a world title in his next bout by beating Gary Russell. He became a two division champion by moving up in weight in just his seventh fight to beat Roman Martinez.

Rigondeaux, who was booed loudly after the fight, looked the much smaller of the two fighters as the 37-year-old moved up two weight classes to challenge for the title.

A product of Cuba's storied amateur program, Rigondeaux won more than 450 amateur fights and is a two-time Olympic champion, having won gold in 2000 and 2004.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Corelone on 12-10-2017

He hurt his hand grabbing Loma's head. You can see him holding and hitting and when the ref stepped in and pushed them apart, his wrist was still wrapped around Loma's neck.

Comment by aztec_warriors on 12-10-2017

lying clown... don’t believe this POS

Comment by chicken- on 12-10-2017

Oh my god stop uploading videos with squashed aspect ratio.

Comment by lazaron72 on 12-10-2017

NO excuses from My part ... rigo quit . Loma beat him I called for rigo ko but instead it was a humillating defeat . Hope rigo is well , will always be my fighter. He gave me many victories,…

Comment by devildg on 12-10-2017

Rigo came out with the wrong gameplan and paid the price. he needed to establish his jab instead of trying to fight like some drunken master. Loma is no regular boxer. just pure arrogance by Rigo to try those tactics.…

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