Madison Square Garden in New York is about to host the mostly anticipated bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux. The fight is to kick off at 5 a.m. Kyiv time, with Inter TV channel broadcasting the event in Ukraine.
Vasyl Lomachenko (UKR) – Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB)
WBO super featherweight championship fight
Madison Square Garden, New York
December 10, 05.00 Kyiv time
The bout is already quite promising, considering that both fighters are Olympic champions; Lomachenko claimed his gold in Beijing 2008 and in London 2012, while Rigondeaux triumphed in Sydney 2000 and in Athens 2004. Both boxers are famous knock-outers. The Ukrainian’s advantage lies with younger age and speed, while Rigondeaux will most likely rely on his experience.
‘It’s going to be a fight between two brains; it will be twice as interesting for true boxing fans. It is extremely important for me, because a lot of people wanted to see it. If it’s important for the fans, it’s important for me. I should check him out in the ring and find out how good he is’.
‘Fighting with Lomachenko is cool. I want the fans to realize what kind of a fight it is – it’s a bout between the two Olympic champions. I hope the fans will be pleased, we’ll put up a good show. Watch it and tell me if there are any young fighters looking better than me. This is a landmark fight of my career. I’m not a man who talks too muchm and I’m not going to insult my opponent, all the more Lomachenko is a great boxer. Everything I want to say I’ll say in the ring’.