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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux report
Who won Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux?
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Guillermo Rigondeaux by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vasyl Lomachenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux stats
Vasyl Lomachenko stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Guillermo Rigondeaux made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws.
Vasyl Lomachenko was the younger man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Lomachenko had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rigondeaux. Despite this, Rigondeaux had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Vasyl Lomachenko & Guillermo Rigondeaux fought out of a southpaw stance.
Lomachenko was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 4 months later than Rigondeaux, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 31 more professional rounds, 188 to Rigondeaux's 157.
Guillermo Rigondeaux was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux form
Lomachenko had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jamaine Ortiz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Richard Commey on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had defeated Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Rigondeaux had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Moises Flores on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jazza Dickens on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Drian Francisco on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Hisashi Amagasa on 31st December 2014 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan.
He had won against Sod Kokietgym on 19th July 2014 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vasyl Lomachenko had been fighting more than Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 7 months and 7 days ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing had been 5 years, 11 months and 19 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux?
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux?
Vasyl Lomachenko was a 23/100 (-430) favourite going into the contest, while Guillermo Rigondeaux made his way into the ring at 89/25 (+360) with oddsmakers.
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