Lomachenko: Rigondeaux is Not a Big Win For Me, Not His Weight

Punching power... Guillermo Rigondeaux in action

Throughout the fight Rigondeaux had trouble finding his range and kept tying up and fighting dirty, refusing to let go of clinches, the referee had to deduct a point for excessive holding.

That's certainly fitting, seeing as how so many of his recent opponents have been forced to quit in the middle of their fights against Lomachenko.

Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum described Lomachenko as "unbeatable" and questioned whether Rigondeaux had "hurt his hand in the dressing room" after the Cuban failed to land many blow on his opponent during the match.

Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) earned his seventh straight victory by stoppage and defended his WBO 130-pound title.

Vasyl Lomachenko won his NY showdown with Guillermo Rigondeaux, who retired on his stool after six rounds.

Rigondeaux, who moved up two weight classes to face Lomachenko in a battle of two of the world's elite pound-for-pound fighters. I had felt his style, I knew what he could do.

"I can't tell you how disgusted I am", Smith said. "Can we at least expect a fight?"

Tamba Hali active for Chiefs, Raiders' Amari Cooper set to play
Chiefs coach Andy Reid has never lost to Oakland at Arrowhead, standing at 4-0 entering this contest. In short, we've got a loser leaves town match between the Raiders and the Chiefs in Kansas City.

"I lost, no excuses", Rigondeaux said through an interpreter.

The Olympic gold medalist for Cuba at 119 pounds in 2000 and 2004 would have preferred it at a lighter weight, where he wouldn't be giving up size to a fighter who has the offensive arsenal of Lomachenko.

It was tense in the fifth round, when Rigondeaux was warned for hitting on the break and they jawed at each other after the bell sounded to end the round. He's explosive. I'm gonna come back because that's what I do.

Moments later, it was over.

It was a huge anti-climax to the highly-anticipated bout between two Olympic gold medallists, with Rigondeaux moving up two weight classes to take on his opponent. Stevenson (4-0, 2 KOs) outclassed Oscar Mendoza (4-3) before referee Sparkle Lee stopped the featherweight bout midway through the second round.

Interviewed after the fight, Lomachenko said that his win against Rigondeaux "was not a big win for me" noting that Rigondeaux was much smaller than himself.

Conlan peppered Molina with combinations to the body and left uppercuts to the chin in the arena where he made his professional debut previous year on St. Patrick's Day.

Related News:



Most liked

Trump Signs Temporary Spending Bill To Fend Off A Government Shutdown
Republicans and Democrats still need to work out a larger budget deal before the short-term compromise expires. The bill was passed in the Senate by a vote of 81-14.

Texas hires TCU AD Chris Del Conte in lateral move
TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte will be moving into the same role at Texas, Del Conte acknowledged in a statement Saturday. In 2009, Del Conte took over at TCU and oversaw the Horned Frogs' transition into the Big 12 Conference three years later.

LIl Peep Cause Of Death: Xanax and Fentanyl Overdose
Peep was found unresponsive on his tour bus just before a concert that was scheduled to happen in Tucson. Today, the toxicology report has come in and confirmed the exact cause of his death.

Apple to launch new iPhones with bigger display and better battery life
The launch of another LCD model will serve as blessing to Sharp and Japan Display, the two Asian suppliers of liquid crystal display panels.

Quentin Tarantino's F-king 'Star Trek' Movie Will Be Rated R
That's in contrast to 2013′s " Star Trek into Darkness" making $228 million, and 2009′s " Star Trek " making $256 million. Tarantino recently announced he is in the development stages of an R-Rated Star Trek project alongside J.J.

Australia beat Argentina 2-1
Later Australia and Argentina will clash for the Gold medal match at 7.30 pm before India lock horns with Germany at 5.15 pm. Australia scored first through Hayward in the 17th minute while Argentina equalised through Agustin Bugallo.

Human Rights Day 2017: What Is Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
Also, Twitterati overflowed with Stand up for yourself and stand up for Human Rights to raise voice against any discrimination. Exercising this right significantly allows each of us to have our say every five years, on who governs us.

ICE arrests 27 people around West Michigan in 4 day operation
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that federal agents finished the two-day operation Thursday. The ICE operation targeted immigrants who were convicted criminals and individuals who violated immigration laws.

Carson Wentz Knocked Out of Game With Knee Injury
While the severity of the injury is not yet known, an ominous report from the sidelines has Philadelphia fans fearing the worst . Wentz was nearly immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game, which is most definitely not a good sign.

US Tells Saudis to Allow Yemen Humanitarian Aid Immediately
Hariri recently returned to Beirut and said he would stay on as prime minister despite political tensions in that fractious nation.

More snow falling as Storm Caroline grips UK
A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight. An amber weather warning has been put in place for parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern and Eastern England.

Nikki Haley Says Trump's Accusers Should Be Heard
On Wednesday, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced plans to move the US Embassy to the city. The U.S. announcement was also widely criticized by the 14 other members of the U.N.

Zionists and evangelists praise White House after Trump announcement on Jerusalem
Hanukkah is a time for Jewish families throughout the world to celebrate the miracles of the past and promises of the future. It is observed for eight nights and days.

Israel Destroys Hamas Cross-border Attack Tunnel Leading Into Israel
It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself. The army did not believe there were any casualties inside the tunnel after it had been demolished, he told journalists.

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested for disorderly intoxication
Sunday morning and posted bail before 6 a.m., according to the Herald . "For tresspassing", one of the officers says in the video. The area is home to Art Basel-related events, which draws celebrities from around the world, the newspaper reports.