On December 9th Vasyl Lomachenko defends his WBO World Super-Featherweight Title against Guillermo Rigondeaux in one of the most anticipated bouts in recent memory.

This match-up will be the first time two double-Olympic gold medallists have faced each other in the professional ranks and one which many are viewing as the biggest test in Lomachenko’s boxing career.

The Ukrainian spoke to ESPN about the difficulty of trying to making the fight with ‘El Chacal’ in the past. “I’ve wanted to make this fight a couple of years ago in another weight division when I was a [Featherweight]. We made it [now]. On December 9th it’ll be a great fight,” said ‘Hi-Tech’.

When asked about the challenges of fighting someone like the undefeated Cuban he responded confidently. “I will try and show my best boxing and my best skill, this fight will be [historic], this fight is important.

“Rigondeaux is a top guy and one of the top pound-for-pound. For me it’s a big challenge!”

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