If boxing porn exists for purist fans of the sweet science, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux is most certainly it. Christmas has come early.
It’s hard to think of two more technically gifted noble art practitioners of this era than these two chaps, with the exception of perhaps Floyd Mayweather and Andre Ward.
Four years on from beating then pound for pound rated and fighter of the year Nonito Donaire, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux gets his shot at the big time once again.
He’s had to move up two weight classes to seize the opportunity which has put him at a decided disadvantage in the eyes of the bookies but that won’t bother “Rigo”, who knows at this stage of his career it will be his last chance at a fight of this scale if he loses.
On the other hand, Ukraine boxing-phenom Vasyl Lomachenko will be equally as hungry.
A tenacious competitor who has lived patiently through the calls from hardcore fans of the sport to face Rigondeaux for the last number of years.
He’ll be wanting to show who’s the real king of the ring on Saturday night.
With both being double Olympic champions in the amateurs and multiple-weight title holders in the pro ranks, it’s hard to ask for more pedigree in a match then what you’ll get served on Saturday night.
Counter punching, foot work, ring craft, tricks of the trade, speed, power, stamina and combinations can be expected throughout.
The winner could very well have a claim as pound for pound best fighter in the world when all is said and done this weekend.