Loma vs Rigo: Epic Duel This Saturday – This Saturday night sees HBO and Top Rank Boxing hook up to bring us the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux super featherweight title fight.
Much has been written about the matchup, which is the first time in professional boxing history that to men who have won a pair of Olympic gold medals each will be facing each other. Lomachenko is 9-1 as a pro and the he has won world championships in two weight classes already in his short career. In this fight, he will be defending the WBO’s world title in the 130 pound super featherweight division for the fourth time. The all-world Rigondeaux is moving up two weight classes to make the fight happen as he has dominated the super bantamweight division for more than half a decade.
A second super featherweight bout sees undefeated Christopher Diaz and once beaten Casey Ramos sqaure off for a vacant North American title with the WBO.
Heavyweight Bryant Jennings continues his comeback trail as he takes on Dan Haynesworth looking for his second win in 2017. Prior to his August return, Jennings had taken all of 2017 off. We last saw him losing back to back fights to Wladimir klitschko and Luis Ortiz at the close of 2015,
The undercard sees Top Rank roll out their Olympic talent as Michael Conlan and Shakur Stevenson both compete in six round bouts. Conlan, from Ireland, and the American Stevenson both signed with Top Rank shortly after the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The card also counts on the presence of women’s standout Mikaela Mayer as she fights her third professional bout. Check local listings for start times on HBO.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – Madison Square Garden Theater, NY, NY
(Card Subject To Change):
130 LBS 12 RDS: Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1) vs Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0)
130 LBS 10 RDS: Christopher Diaz (21-0) vs Casey Ramos (24-1)
Hvy 8 RDS: Bryant Jennings (20-2) vs Don Haynesworth (13-1-1)
122 LBS 6 RDS: Jose Gonzalez (8-0-1) vs Adan Gonzales (3-1-1)
126 LBS 6 RDS: Michael Conlan (4-0) vs Luis Fernando Molina (7-3-1)
126 LBS 6 RDS: Shakur Stevenson 3-0) vs Oscar Mendoza (4-2)
135 LBS 4×2 RDS: Mikaela Mayer (2-0) vs Nydia Feliciano (9-8-3)
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