Guillermo Rigondeaux agrees to fight Vasyl Lomachenko at 126lbs
Last Updated: 16/07/15 1:35pm
Dual super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is set to meet WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko at 126lbs.
Rigondeaux's camp had originally suggested 124lbs would be the catchweight but after further negotiations, have compromised with the addition of a rehydration clause.
The Cuban - who holds the WBA 'super' and WBO belts at 122lbs - is managed by Graham Hyde who told World Boxing News: "Lomachenko's manager Egis Klimas is very interested in his charge fighting Rigo. He agrees with me that it’s the best fight out there for both fighters.
"He wants the fight at 126, but I wanted a rehydration clause of 134 on fight night which he has now agreed to. We didn't get the fight at 124, but the most important thing for us is what weight Loma would be on fight night.
We didn't get the fight at 124, but the most important thing for us is what weight Loma would be on fight night.
"When you take (Nonito) Donaire's weight of 140 when he fought Rigo into account, 134 is much more favourable to us.
"I have relayed this to Rigo and we will make an announcement soon."
After both established themselves as top amateurs, Rigondeaux is unbeaten in 15 fights as a professional while Ukrainian Lomachenko has moved to 4-1-KO2, challenging unsuccessfully for a world title in only his second pro fight before winning the WBO title next time out.