News | Dec 01 2017

Vasyl Lomachenko hits back at Rigondeaux’s ‘ducking’ claim

'I am going to walk through Rigondeaux like a tank,' warns Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko  |  Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has hit back at Cuban star Guillermo Rigondeaux’s claim that the Ukrainian avoided him when he was a featherweight world champion.

“We all can’t believe in that nonsense. There is a video of one of the reporters asking him ‘Would you like to fight Vasyl Lomachenko?’ when he was at 126.  He said to the reporter ‘Wait a second, what weight am I fighting?’ and the reporter said 122 and he said, ‘Well what kind of questions do we have?  I am at 122.’ It is on video on YouTube – anybody can find it. It’s not the truth,” Lomachenko declared. “I agree that it is a historical bout, it is an interesting bout and most importantly it is an interesting bout for me.  A lot of time was spent to make this bout.  For a while it was never happening and finally it happened.  It is very, very interesting and all of the boxing fans wanted to see the bout and finally we can deliver it.

“I have a plan in my head, a picture of what I am going to do but I don’t think it would be too smart to talk about it right now.  I think it is better one time to see than 100 times to say.”


Boxing News Shop