A boxing match between Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux was held in Madison Square Garden in New York. Lomachemko won over the Cuban boxer.
In order to compete with Lomachenko, Rigondeaux got into the higher weight category. In round 6, the Cuban boxer was penalized for rules violations, as he would grip Lomachenko’s hands. After round 6, Rigondeaux refused to continue the fight as he said his arm was injured.
It was the first time when two two-time Olympic champions competed. Lomachenko won the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, and Rigondeaux – in 2000 and 2004.