Lomachenko Rigondeaux was a fight that ultimately didn’t live up to expectations for a number of reasons, when all is said and done.
The boxing world has been crucifying one of its most talented fighting sons today – Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Whether demand will exist to see him in a big fight again after he decided to stop boxing before the 7th round due to an injured hand, remains to be seen.
At 37 years of age he will need to put together a couple of quick wins again in 2018 to have a shot at getting back into the title mix before the end of the year once suspects.
At whatever division he continues in. If he continues, that is.
Heavyweight Tony Bellew probably summed up best the fight between Lomachenko and Rigondeaux this weekend and is perhaps saying how most people feel:
Was horrible watching last nights boxing ? gutted ?
Very disappointed in Rigo. If he was winning that fight or if it was slightly competitive he would never of stopped.. Lomanchenko is the most complete fighter the sport has seen since a prime RJJr imo. A true boxing genius.
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) December 10, 2017
Disappointment and admiration seem to be the two prevailing feelings in most fight fans today.
The next challenge will be to consistently match Lomachenko with world-class opponents to keep trying to test this modern-day boxing Einstein.