Rigondeaux In For Fight Of His Life Against Lomachenko
Guillermo Rigondeaux’s team led by head trainer Pedro Diaz, predict an amazing night on December 9th in New York.
Rigondeaux is seeking his third divisional world title, the World Boxing Organization’s super featherweight belt, held by Vasyl Lomachenko from the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Diaz in an interview with ESPN Deportes praised his protege.
“Rigo is an incredible boxer…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.”
Rigondeaux trains with the goal of not only winning the title from Lomachenko, but to gain respect he feels he’s not recieved since defeating Nonito Dnaire in 2013, when many thought that the Dnaire 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.”
Rigondeaux who was an Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 and 2004 games, walks in undefeated with 11 knockouts in 17 victories. The Cuban born champion is the current WBA super bantamweight champion 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.