Vasyl Lomachenko outclasses Guillermo Rigondeaux, who quits with hand injury after sixth

By Mike Coppinger

NEW YORK — The fight was billed as an historical matchup, the only professional meeting in history between two-time Olympic gold medalists.

It turned out to be anything but legendary.

Rigondeaux quit on his stool following Round 6 with complaints of a broken left hand. The Cuban expat had no answers for everything Lomachenko threw, other than to duck and clinch.

He was docked one point by referee Steve Willis in Round 6 for excessive holding, and other than a pair of nice overhand lefts that connected the previous round, it was a mismatch.

Lomachenko retained his junior lightweight title and cemented his status as one of the best fighters in the world regardless of weight with an undressing of Rigondeaux — who was moving up from 122 pounds — Saturday at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on ESPN.

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Source:: The Ring – Boxing

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