Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux is an upcoming professional boxing match to be contested for the WBO super featherweight championship. The bout will be held on December 9, 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lomachenko and Rigondeaux are regarded as two of the best amateurs in history, with each boxer winning two Olympic gold medals.
FIGHT TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON ESPN.IN TOMORROW, DEC 10, AT 7.30 AM IST
“It will be a big battle for boxing fans and boxing history. This battle will open our maximum potential. It will be the best New Year’s present for boxing fanatics. Trust me on this one.”
— Vasyl Lomachenko, WBO super featherweight champion
“I’m thrilled to be part of this historic fight on ESPN because I’ve had my eye on fighting Vasyl Lomachenko for a long time. I’m thankful that Roc Nation Sports and Top Rank made this fight happen, and I can’t wait to make a statement on Dec. 9 in New York City. Weight classes don’t win fights — fighters do. And I look forward to delivering the best performance of my career, beating a fellow legendary Olympian in Lomachenko and solidifying my place as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of this era.”
— Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBA & Lineal super bantamweight champion