News | Dec 01 2017

Guillermo Rigondeaux explains moving up two weight classes to challenge Vasyl Lomachenko

'Even if it is the Son of God, I don’t care. I fight whoever I need to fight,' Guillermo Rigondeaux declares
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CUBAN maestro Guillermo Rigondeaux has explained his motives for taking the risky move up two whole weight classes to challenge WBO super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko on December 9 at Madison Square Garden.

“Let him think what he wants. We are going to do what we need to do. We have our game plan,” Rigondeaux said. “I went up to 130lbs because it was the only way I could get this fight made. I would rather it have been at a lower weight, but I want to show the world that I can do it by moving up two weight classes.”

“If this is what it takes to fight the big fights then you guys are going to see on December 9 if I am ready or not,” he added. “I feel stronger than ever and I am going to do it and do it right. Moving up has had no negative effect whatsoever on my speed or power.