Loma-Rigo Weigh-In Results
Before Friday, Guillermo Rigondeaux has almost exclusively fought at the super bantamweight limit of 122 pounds since he turned pro in May 2009.
Vasyl Lomachenko officially weighed 129 pounds Friday for his fourth defense of the WBO super featherweight title, which Lomachenko has held since knocking out Rocky Martinez in the fifth round of their June 2016 fight at The Theater.
Both Lomachenko and Rigondeaux have stood on the Olympic podium before walking into the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko a featherweight gold medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and a lightweight gold medalistat the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Rigondeaux won bantamweight gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Lomachenko walks into a 3-1 favorite on December 9th, as Rigondeaux is a decided underdog because of the age and weight class concerns, as well as Rigondeaux has boxed just three combined rounds in the past two years.
The WBA also has announced that if Lomachenko wins, Rigondeaux somehow will lose his WBA super bantamweight championship. That 122-pound title obviously isn’t at stake in this 130-pound bout, but Rigondeaux will only keep that championship if he wins.
Here are the weights for the first three fights televised on December 9th from New York City.
6 rds, featherweight: Shakur Stevenson (125.2 lbs) vs. Oscar Mendoza (125.2 lbs)
6 rds, featherweights: Michael Conlan (126.2 lbs) vs. Luis Fernando Molina (125.4 lbs)
10 rds, NABO super featherweight title: Christopher Diaz (129.4 lbs) vs. Bryant Cruz (132.6 lbs)
Watch the Weigh-in here: