Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Info
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 took place over 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 draws.
Guillermo Rigondeaux made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and draws.
The stats suggested that Lomachenko and Rigondeaux have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Vasyl Lomachenko was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 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 the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 4 months later than Rigondeaux, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 131 to Rigondeaux's 134.
Guillermo Rigondeaux was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux form
Vasyl Lomachenko had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Miguel Marriaga on 5th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jason Sosa on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight and WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nicholas Walters on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Roman Martinez on 11th June 2016 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Romulo Koasicha on 7th November 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
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 won against 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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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, Guillermo Rigondeaux had been fighting more than Vasyl Lomachenko.
Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 3 years and 6 days ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing had been 3 years 1 month and 25 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 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.