For boxing fans wanting to purchase tickets for the December 9th fight between WBO super featherweight champion Vasily Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) and 2-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs), they’re going to need to find a secondary market to buy the tickets.
The fight has sold out completely with 2 months to go before the match at Madison Square Garden in New York. For fans that are unable to acquire tickets, they can watch the Lomachenko-Rigondeaux fight on ESPN if they’re okay with not seeing it in person.
Rigondeaux wants to make a statement in this fight. He wants to show the boxing world that it doesn’t matter what weight class you’re in. the fgihters ae the ones that win the fights, not the weight classes. Lomachenko fights 2 divisions above Rigondeaux’s super bantamweight division.
“It will be a big battle for boxing fans and boxing history,” said Lomachenko. ”This battle will open our maximum potential. It will be the best New Year’s present for boxing fanatics. Trust me on this one!”
Lomachenko is going to try and use his size advantage to defeat the smaller and older 36-year-old Rigondeaux. It’s going to be interesting to see what Lomachenko can do with Rigondeaux, as no one has come close to beating him. The only guys that had success against Rigondeaux were fighters that had huge size advantages against him in Roberto Marroquin, 5’8”, and the 5’10 1/2” Hisashi Amagasa.
Rigondeaux is only 5’4”, and he was giving away both height and weight against those guys. Lomchenko, 5’6”, will have a 2 inch height advantage height advantage. However, Rigondeaux’s reach is 3 inches longer than Lomachenko. In Rigondeaux’s last fight, he stopped the 5’9” Moises Flores in the 1st round on June 17. The results of that fight were later changed to a no contest because the Nevada State Athletic Commission decided that Rigondeaux had knocked Flores out with a punch at the end of the 1st round.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this historic fight on ESPN because I’ve had my eye on fighting Vasyl Lomachenko for a long time,” said Rigondeaux. ”I can’t wait to make a statement on December 9 in New York City. Weight classes don’t win fights – fighters do – and I look forward to delivering the best performance of my career, beating a fellow legendary Olympian in Lomachenko and solidifying my place as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of this era.”