After making his long awaited return to the ring recently, widely respected 122lbs maestro Guillermo Rigondeaux came in for some criticism for a less than entertaining comeback fight, despite the fact he had been out of the ring for quite some time. ________________________________________________________________________________ The flack has come from different areas, both from fans, media and people within the fight game.…
Bob Arum Looking To Get Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko On
It’s a fight as good as any in boxing that could be made, undeniably.
A potential Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Vasyl Lomachenko was mooted earlier this year as been close to becoming a reality, but alas for one reason or another, it never came to fruition.
After a less than busy summer for the Cuban super bantamweight kingpin and the Ukranian WBO featherweight champion, talks appear to have continued with a view to making a potential skill’fest matchup for sometime in 2016.
Speaking to USA Today, Top Rank promoter and Lomachenko handler Bob Arum has said:
“I would die to do that fight, I was willing to go into my pocket to do it. The deal I offered was each fighter would get $500,000 and the winner would get $500,000. It’s not Rigondeaux, it’s his promoter Caribe. Todd (duBoef from Top Rank) talks to them every couple of weeks.
“I would love to do it next year and I think I have a spot for it. We would do it in Toronto on HBO or Monte Carlo and let HBO do an afternoon show. I would pay money to see that fight.”
This enthusiasm from the Hall of Fame promoter is certainly a positive development in what would be a fight that would see two of the world’s most successful amateur fighters ever and technically brilliant pugilists, do battle.
The fight would likely see Rigondeaux having to move up a weight with Lomachenko operating at 126lbs.