Junior lightweight champion and pound-for-pound elite Vasyl Lomachenko has agreed to a Dec. 9 return at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York that will mark a first in boxing history.
While he has been routinely criticized for his inactivity and inability to produce exciting fights, he remains one of the most technically brilliant fighters of this era.
Rigondeaux and Lomachenko are among a group of just 13 men and two women (Claressa Shields and Nicola Adams) to have won two Olympic gold medals.
"This is the first time to the best of my knowledge in the history of boxing that two guys who have won two Olympic gold medals are going to fight each other," Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said.
Rigondeaux was formerly promoted by Arum, who constantly criticized his lack of excitement, including moments after the Cuban's breakthrough victory over Nonito Donaire in 2013.
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