Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko confirmed to the joy of boxing fans around the world after months of speculation whether it would happen or not.
In recent weeks it was thought the fight had a very good chance of happening on December 9th this year, but now the official details have been confirmed.
The fight will take place on December 9th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux confirmed the news a short time ago himself via his verified Twitter handle:
— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) September 15, 2017
Pound for pound rated Vasyl Lomacehnko had similar comments a short time ago:
— Hi-Tech Lomachenko (@VasylLomachenko) September 15, 2017
Two of boxing’s modern great warriors will do battle in perhaps the best showing of pure boxing skill in recent memory.
Both men are former gold medallists and as professionals, have been stellar in a short time frame in their pro careers as world champions.
Rigondeaux had struggled to land big fights in recent years but today’s news must surely make all the waiting finally worth it for the Cuban boxing maestro.
Great, great times for the sport of boxing indeed. Sit back, relax and enjoy December 9th.