Boxing: Vasyl Lomachenko eyes Guillermo Rigondeaux clash


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Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko admits he will fight Guillermo Rigondeaux after retaining his WBO super-featherweight title on Saturday.

The 29-year-old extended his record to 9-1 after stopping Miguel Marriaga in the seventh round of their clash in Los Angeles.

Lomachenko went into the bout at the Microsoft Theater as the heavy favourite and showed his superior class early on.

He knocked his rival down in the third round before then asking the Colombian to corner him.

Lomachenko did get caught on a couple of occasions but he then connected in the seventh as Marriaga touched the canvas again.

Although he made it to the corner, his team pulled him out and Lomachenko has now set his sights high.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has been linked with a number of world class fighters including Rigondeaux, while Lomachenko reportedly agreed to take on Mikey Garcia at a catchweight last week.

Speaking about his options, he told reporters after his win: “I think there are a few guys.

There’s Rigondeaux if he answers Dino’s call. There’s [Orlando] Salido (who defeated Lomachenko in his second pro fight). And there’s [Miguel] Berchelt, who has a world title.

“For me it doesn’t matter. I will fight anybody. I want to fight and I want to unify titles.

[If I fight] Rigondeaux I think it looks the same as this. “It is not my job [to find opponents]. My job is to work my best boxing in the ring.”

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