“No mas”: Rigondeaux quit in 6th facing Lomachenko’s matrix (Highlights)
It should have been one of the top matches of the year, after Joshua-Klitschko and GGG-Canelo, but was a flop. Four Olympic golden medals on the ring, two of the best technical fighters in nowadays, big hype. But the show was weak, last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux. The Cuban showed bravery moving two weights up to face Loma, but he just can’t enter in the fight against the Ukrainian. The difference of age, maybe, even helped. After the first round, quite balanced, Rigondeaux was harmless in front of an elusive “Hi-Tech”, who could hit repeatedly, and easily, the challenger. Never searching the K.O. punch, but focusing on a psychological war. A strategy that worked: at the end of the 6th round, a frustrated Rigondeaux quit the fight, for a supposed hand injury, between loud moans. Lomachenko is still the WBO Super Featherweight World Champion, and now probably n.1 pound for pound.