Lomachenko-Rigondeaux: History was made

Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux - History was made at Madison Square Garden on December 9th as it marked the first time in boxing that two-time Olympic gold medalists fought each other as professionals. WBO junior lightweight champion Vasily “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko defeated WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux via 6th round TKO in a bout televised live on ESPN.

History was made at Madison Square Garden on December 9th as it marked the first time in boxing that two-time Olympic gold medalists fought each other as professionals. WBO junior lightweight champion Vasily “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko defeated WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux via 6th round TKO in a bout televised live on ESPN.

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They don’t get any respect

Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux - We are heading in to a new year and boxing awards are about to be handed out for fight of the year, knockout of the year, fighter of the year etc. Throughout the year fans and some boxing pundits have been highly critical of certain boxers this year. Some might be warranted and some are not. Here is a few boxers here that may received the Rodney Dangerfield award "I Don't Get No Respect."

We are heading in to a new year and boxing awards are about to be handed out for fight of the year, knockout of the year, fighter of the year etc. Throughout the year fans and some boxing pundits have been highly critical of certain boxers this year. Some might be warranted and some are not. Here is a few boxers here that may received the Rodney Dangerfield award “I Don’t Get No Respect.”

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Has Vasyl Lomachenko got The 2017 Fighter of the Year Award all sewn up?

Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux - There are still a few significant fights to be fought before 2017 comes to a close – the WBO middleweight title fight between champ Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux in Canada this Saturday (Dec. 16) – but by and large, all the big fights have been settled. And it's been a pretty good year overall for fans of The Sweet Science; even if the past 12 months could also have been a bit better (more big heavyweight title fight action would certainly not have gone amiss).

There are still a few significant fights to be fought before 2017 comes to a close – the WBO middleweight title fight between champ Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux in Canada this Saturday (Dec. 16) – but by and large, all the big fights have been settled. And it’s been a pretty good year overall for fans of The Sweet Science; even if the past 12 months could also have been a bit better (more big heavyweight title fight action would certainly not have gone amiss).

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