Fight Of The Year ? #LomoRigo

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For boxing fans around the world this weekend offers up one of the biggest fights of the year, the sad thing is that the casual boxing/sporting fan, may have no idea who each fighter is and why the fight is seen as a rival to the GGG v Saul Alverez match up earlier this year.

Over the week we bring you all you need to know about each boxer and all they hype surrounding the fight, the UK broadcaster for the fight is Boxnation

History In The Making

“The Lomachenko versus Rigondeaux title fight is a signature event in the sport of boxing. It matches the two greatest fighters in Olympic boxing facing off against each other. Never before in boxing history have two boxers, each the winner of two Olympic gold medals, faced each other in a professional boxing match.”

— Bob Arum, Top Rank Promoter

4 Olympic Golds between both fighters

Amateur Records: Loma – 396 -1, Rigo – 463 – 12

Pro-Records: Loma 9-1, Rigo 17-0

Former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr called the bout, the best fight ever on paper. He said, “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. 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.”

 

Rigondeaux An Introduction

Today we highlight an article by boxing expert Steve Bunce, read it here , it is the back story of one of boxing’s most avoided fighters, and trust us, this is well worth a read.

Tomorrow we focus on Lomochenko

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