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Lomachenko-Rigondeaux rumored to be on deck for December 9

Could it be?!

Guillermo Rigondeaux v Moises Flores Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Vasyl Lomachenko has been confirmed for a December 9th fight at Madison Square Garden in a bout that will be televised live on ESPN. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he already has a deal in place for the opponent, and that opponent is expected to be none other than Guillermo Rigondeaux.

If true, I'm one happy boxing fan. I've long described this match-up as a boxing purist's wet dream as both Lomachenko and Rigondeaux are two of the most technically proficient boxer's in the sports long history — something to be expected from two, two-time Olympic Gold Medalists.

Rigondeaux's Twitter account has been relentlessly trolling Lomachenko and his manager Egis Klimas for the past several months, some of which has been pretty-damn-funny, and it may have now payed off by getting him the big fight he's been seeking.

The working theory here is be that this fight would take place at 130lbs, something Rigondeaux has openly agreed to. But that's two divisions north of where Rigondeaux normally campaigns, and for some the weight difference is perceived as being just too much for Rigodeaux to cope with. That may well prove to be true, but personally, as a fan, I'm more than willing to look past that just to see these two match wits against one another. It's sort of like boxing's version of Bobby Fischer vs. Deep Blue.

And what better way to end a tremendous year of boxing?!

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