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WBA Super Bantamweight King, Guillermo Rigondeaux plans to face WBO Super Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko took an hit last night with news that the latter will instead face Miguel Marriaga on August 5.

Both men have been vocal on social media for a while on the match up with Vasyl’s manager Egis Klimas even going as far to dare Rigondeaux to move to 130-Pounds to make the clash.

“Come to 130, be my guest,” he stated.

An offer which Rigo shot back in agreement to, much to Klimas’ amazement.


That wait will have to simmer more with Vasyl’s recent move to face the Colombian puncher on the new venture for Top Rank and ESPN.

Rigondeaux wasted little time in letting his followers know his feelings regarding the latest news.


Two weeks after Vasyl Lomachenko’s defence of his WBO title, will see the return of another of boxing’s best in WBC/WBO Super Lightweight champion Terence Crawford who will defend his crown against fellow two-belt world titleholder Julius Indongo at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“The fact that we were able to secure this for all four belts is truly history making,” Moretti said.

“Both sides deserve credit in their willingness to do this. I’d like to thank [Indongo co-promoters] Eddie Hearn [of Matchroom Boxing] and Nestor Tobias for truly wanting to make this fight.

“Indongo went to Russia to knock out Troyanovsky, and then he went to Scotland and beat Burns. Does he actually have the audacity to come to Nebraska and beat Crawford for the other two titles? We’ll find out Aug. 19.”


In other news, the day care facility must have given out free passes to a couple of it’s residents with news that old foes Nigel Benn, 53, and Steve Collins, 52, will tangle for a third time.

Neither man as fought since their heyday in the 1990’s but it seems there is unfinished business with a contest believed to be in fruition for October / November.


Welsh fight fans hopes were dashed yesterday with the recent developments of Las Vegas being the front runner to host Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and not the Principality Stadium as once mentioned.

“Vegas has taken a little bit of a frontrunner. I know the British fans would love to do a trip out there for Joshua-Klitschko” said Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn

“Nigeria is still in the mix, Dubai as well, and of course Cardiff. But like I said, Vegas has probably got its nose in front at the moment.

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