Guillermo Rigondeaux explains the reasoning behind pulling out of his fight mid way through against Vasyl Lomachenko.
The Cuban boxer’s interview afterwards was met by a chorus of boos by fans in attendance, which perhaps said more than any words could in truth.
An incredible boxer who had a remarkable career as an amateur and pro, let many fans down in the end in a fight most were hoping would be an example of two of boxing’s most superior technicians.
Following the bout Rigondeaux cited a hand injury sustained in round two as the reasoning behind him pulling out and explained himself here in the post-fight interview:
As you could tell, the interviewer and indeed fans in the background were not exactly buying it from “Rigo”.
At 37 years of age it will be interesting to see what the Cuban does from here. Likely he will go back down to around 122lbs in a weight class more natural to him.
To be fair to him, he was moving up an entire two weight classes in one go to challenge the best pound for pound boxer.
A task that proved to difficult in the end. Credit to Lomachenko though, what an amazing fighter for the sport of boxing.