WBA Strips Guillermo Rigondeaux of his 122-pound title for reason unknown by his team.
The Jackal is one of the most decorated boxers in modern boxing especially when he was an amateur, capturing two gold medals in the Olympics and a few others in other competitions. Guillermo carried on his exemplary performance to the pros having to defeat everyone that he faced until recently when he fought another amateur standout in Vasyl Lomachenko. The fight was one that boxing hardcore fans could call mythical as Guillermo needed to go up two weight classes in order to face Vasyl. But the fight was a let down as Guillermo was visibly outclassed by a bigger Vasyl who forced Guillermo to quit in round 6 of their fight.
The contest was for Vasyl Lomachenko’s WBO Junior Lightweight title (130 lbs).
WBA decided to remove Guillermo from the ranking and take his 122 titles away.
Roc Nation the promoter of Guillermo and his manager were not pleased about the decision of WBA and felt that it was unfair. According to them, they should have been given an opportunity to at least inform the WBA if they will continue to fight at 130 or go back to 122 lbs, a decision however that Guillermo and his team has not decided yet.
What’s next for Guillermo Rigondeaux?
Deciding if they want to keep fighting for the 122 or 126 would be their next step even if he is naturally a 118 pounder fighter. At this stage, Rigondeaux who as a champion was having a hard time looking for opponent may have a tougher time this year as a challenger.
Watch Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko Fight Highlights below:
VASYL LOMACHENKO AND MIGUEL MARRIAGA READY FOR WAR!
WBO Super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko and Columbian challenger Miguel Marriaga made weight earlier ahead of their clash,
|Vasyl Lomachenko – Miguel Marriaga weigh in photo by Mickey Williams
Lomachenko weighed in at exactly 130 pounds while Marriaga weighed in at 129.8 pounds.
In the undercard world contender Rey Beltran and Miguel Vasquez supposedly for Beltran’s NABF and NABO lightweight titles but Vasquez came in overweight.
Rey Beltran tippped off the scale at 134.4 pounds while Vasquez weighed in at 136.8 pounds (1.8 pounds overweight)
WBO Super featwerweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko kills talk of Mickey Garcia fight insists he wants it but explains why it can’t happen.
“I’m ready move up for this fight…I’m ready, I like it, I want this fight, but, you know, we have two different platforms…I can’t, I have a contract,” stated super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, who shared his thoughts on a potential clash with Mikey Garcia with ESNEWS.
Ukranian Lomachenko (8-1,6) is set to defend his title against Columbian Miguel Marriaga (25-2,21) on August 5th at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California.
Motivedia – Boxing
It’s time again to see the master in action. Enter the matrix – Vasyl Lomachenko. This weekend, August 5th, he fights Marriaga in what is expected to be another one-sided victory for the Ukrainian. His skill-set is unrivalled in modern boxing and he looks one of the hottest prospects in the sport today. He has claimed after this fight he will be happy to step up against other world-beater Guillermo Rigondeaux – the fight we really want to see!
WBO world super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko wasn’t impress by Mickey Garcia’s performance against Adrien Broner on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
“I did see his fight,” Lomachenko said through a translator. “His trainer, Robert Garcia, at one point mentioned Mikey Garcia is a fighter of ‘A’ class. I didn’t see anything during that bout where he was a Class-A, outstanding fighter. Yes, he won the fight. Yes, he did everything to win the fight, it needs to be. But I haven’t seen nothing outstanding. I haven’t seen him being an A-Class fighter. And it was slow. I almost got to sleep.”said Lomachenko during press conference of his fight with Marriaga
Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1,6) will be defending his title against Miguel Marriaga (25-2,21)
on August 5th (August 6 , Philippine Time) at Microsoft Theater in LA.
Mickey Garcia would love the idea of facing WBO Super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko but he doubts that Lomachenko will move up to 135 pounds to face him.
“Listen, I think that would be a great matchup, based on styles, I hear he is willing to fight me and has mentioned that he wants to fight me. His manager reached out to my brother , asking, you know, maybe we can build that fight up. ” Garcia said during a post-fight press conference.
“But I don’t see him making the move up to 135. You know, he’s fighting a guy at 130 who’s coming from a loss at 126. You know? That doesn’t show me he wants to move to 135. If you’re serious about it, like I said, they can come, you know, give us a phone call. You know, we can bring him on to Showtime. You know? We can definitely have a discussion. I think it would be a great matchup at 135. I ain’t coming down to nobody. I’m not gonna wait for anybody, either.”
WBC Lightweight champion Mickey Garcia (37-0,30) is coming off decisive 12 round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner in his 140 pounds pro debut while Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1,6) will be defending his WBO world super featherweight title against Miguel Marriaga (25-2,21) on August 5th at Microsoft Theater in LA California.
Boxing fans have been demanding a mega fight between two of the best scientific boxers the WBA Superbantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeux and WBO Super feathweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko for a long time since Lomachenko made name for himself in professional boxing.
Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko will be defending his title against Miguel Marriaga on August 5th at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles while Rigondeux has been ordered by WBA to do a rematch with Moises Flores following a first round knockout win has since been changed to a No-Contest due to the knockout blow coming well after the bell.
Lomachenko with his manager acting as translator interview with ES News.
“Be a man. Take your manager and promoter, come to my promoter. My offer to you is, all the money I’m going to get and all the money you’re going to get…put in place, and the winner will take it all,” he said via his manager.
Rigondeux is willing to move up Super featherweight division to face Lomachenko but there is no official negotiation between the two sides.
Vasyl Lomachenko at 29 years of age and with only 9 fights with 8 wins and 1 loss, is already regarded as one of the best pure boxers today.
Why is that? Lomachenko started late as a professional boxer but he was a long time and a successful amateur boxer having to collect 2 Olympic gold medals and countless wins in the amateur.
On his last fight against Jason Sosa, he showed once again why he is considered one of the bests.
Before a sold-out crowd at the MGM National Harbor, Vasyl Lomachenko retains his crown, TKO-ing Jason Sosa at the end of the 9th.