Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live Stream

Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is the greatest fighter since Muhammad Ali, believes legendary promoter Bob Arum, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux.

On Saturday, Lomachenko will defend his WBO world super-featherweight title against Guillermo Rigondeaux, holder of the WBA super-bantamweight crown, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux.

The Madison Square Garden fight is the Ukrainian’s 11th professional bout and the first time that two double Olympic champions have faced off, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux.

Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live Streaming

Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live

I’ve never seen a fighter as technically perfect as him, said Arum, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux.

Podcast: 5 live’s full Lomachenko-Rigondeaux preview
Ali’s promoter in the 1960s has since worked with the likes of Roberto Duran, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The 85-year-old describes working with Lomachenko as the type of gift which puts him off retirement.

I am telling you without any reservation that Lomachenko is the greatest fighter I have seen since Muhammad Ali, Arum told BBC Radio 5 live’s boxing podcast, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux

For me to take a modicum of credit would not be correct.

I’m not going to have any real part of it except to get him the fights necessary so that people acclaim him when he retires as the greatest fighter of all time and mention him in the same breath as Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson and those types, Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko Live.

Former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr has called Lomachenko-Rigondeaux the best professional fight ever made,Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko Live.

Rigondeaux, 37, is eight years older than his rival and has jumped two-weight classes to take the fight. Cuba’s 2000 and 2004 Olympic champion can win Lomachenko’s WBO title, a feat which would see him become a multiple-weight world champion, Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko Live.

He has been vocal on social media in denying those who have written him off but the weight jump, coupled with Lomachenko’s burgeoning reputation see him start as underdog with bookmakers, Rigondeaux vs Lomachenko

Lomachenko has lost once as a pro, a defeat to Orlando Salido in his second bout which was for a world title. And legendary trainer Freddie Roach believes Rigondeaux will come out on top, labelling him one of the best defensive fighters I have ever seen, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live.

Arum admitted to BBC Sport boxing correspondent Mike Costello that the Cuban is phenomenal with a style which looks to pile up points, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live.

The reason he hasn’t been marketable is because he has that Cuban style which is you win the early rounds and then you coast, said Arum. The difference between Rigondeaux’s philosophy and Lomachenko is Lomachenko is always in there looking for openings with the end result being to destroy his opponent – to look for weaknesses, knockout his opponent or make him quit, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live.

Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live

VasyL Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux earlier this year announced a fight boxing purists had been begging for, with two of the world’s best pound-for-pound men going up against each other. Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live.

Both men are double Olympic gold medallists in their amateur days, Lomachenko triumphing in 2008 and 2012 while Rigondeaux took bantamweight honours in 2000 and 2004.

Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live Streaming

Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux Live

Given their impressive amateur records, the two are relatively inexperienced in the paid ranks with just 27 fights between them.

Cuba’s Rigondeaux remains unbeaten but is jumping up two weight divisions to face WBO super-featherweight champion Lomachenko, hoping to inflict a second career defeat on the Ukrainian.

When is Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux? Fight date

The fight was announced on September 15, three months before the fight date on December 9.

The massive showdown will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden with a six-fight undercard including Irish 4-0 prospect Michael Conlan.

What time will Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux start?

The progress of the undercard, as always, will play a large part in dictating when the main event gets underway in New York.

Coverage is due to start at 9pm New York time – 2am in the UK – but the super-featherweights are not expected in the ring until 10.30pm local time at the earliest – 3.30am in the UK.

What TV channel is showing Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux in the UK?

BoxNation will be showing the action live from Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning from 2am.

The channel is available to subscribers on Sky channel 437 (490 HD), Virgin 546 or BT 415 (438 HD).

How can I stream Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux live online?

BoxNation subscribers will be able to watch the fight online through the channel’s own streaming service, Vasyl Lomachenko

However, those with access to BT Sport’s online player will also be able to watch the BoxNation action free of extra charge, Vasyl Lomachenko