Vasyl Lomachenko continued his assault on the boxing world last night (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) and proving he is without a doubt one of the most dominant fighters in the game today by defeating Guillermo Rigondeaux as part of Top Rank Boxing’s ESPN showcase from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
And he made it look easy, taking it to his fellow Olympic Gold Medalist and doing with him what he pleased. In the end, Rigondeaux failed to answer the call for the seventh round, quitting on his stool from an apparent hand injury.
Tough way to suffer your first-ever professional loss. Check out some of the action in the video clips embedded below:
With this performance, Lomachenko moves to 10-1 overall and retained his WBO junior lightweight title. That is now four straight instance in which Vasyl’s opponents have decided they wanted no more from the Ukranian fighter.
As a result, the dangerous striker joked afterward that his new name would be No-Maschenko, a clever reference to Roberto Duran’s infamous decision to quit mid-fight against Sugar Ray Leonard back in 1980.
Not a bad idea.