Rigondeaux ready to fight Lomachenko on Dec 9, awaits firm response

Guillermo Rigondeaux Vasyl Lomachenko

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Boris Arencibia, president of Caribe Promotions, a promoter representing the excellent Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, was talking to Frases de Boxeo Plus about what is being worked on for a fight between the Cuban star and the Ukrainian virtuoso Vasyl Lomachenko, which could be done this year.

“So far everything is going well, talking about Rigondeaux team, we have already reached certain agreements and the ball has been on their side (Lomachenko) for a long time, and it seems that Lomachenko has not made the decision.

“They said that they are interested in the fight, and Guillermo Rigondeaux almost every day has expressed by social networks and through the pages of boxing he is ready to face Lomachenko on December 9.”

Arencibia expresses that both Rigondeaux and his work team are with the best of the attitudes and wanting that the combat takes place, however there is no concrete answer yet by Vasyl or his team.

“We verbally approve the agreements, now it seems they are arguing with Lomachenko and he has not made the decision yet.

“Roc Nation and Caribe Promotions have already made the decision and we want that fight, Bob Arum has expressed that he also wants the fight and it seems to me that Lomachenko has not yet said anything publicly.”

Both Rigondeaux and Arencibia are very clear in the challenge that would be accepted if the fight is concrete. Rigo is motivated to rise up the divisions without any impediment.

But doubts remain as to the reason why Lomachenko and his team do not respond even to the challenges of the Cuban boxer.