2-time Olympian and lineal Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has agreed to fight fellow two-time Olympian and WBO Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko at 126 pounds, according to an article via SkySports.com.
The rest of the details for the bout have yet to be revealed, but Rigondeaux’s team will soon make an announcement.
Rigondeaux, 34, has had a tough time finding opponents who are willing to fight him after his dominant victory over Nonito Donaire in 2013.
Despite his constant calling out of other fighters–including Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton–Rigondeaux has been unable to find a lucrative fight.
Now, though having to move up a division, it seems that Rigondeaux will finally see a big fight this year–against a 27-year-old Ukrainian with just-as-good amateur credentials.
“He wants the fight at 126, but I wanted a rehydration clause of 134 on fight night which he has now agreed to,” said Rigondeaux’s manager, Gary Hyde, who originally tried to get the fight at a catchweight at 124.
“We didn’t get the fight at 124, but the most important thing for us is what weight Loma would be on fight night,” said Hyde, comparing the contracted fight-night weight with Donaire’s weight in his fight with Rigondeaux in 2013, which was 140 pounds.
So far, so good for this possible super fight.
Who do you think takes the win in this battle of two gold medal Olympians?