Vasyl Lomachenko punches Guillermo Rigondeaux during the third round of a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Even Guillermo Rigondeaux, who had never even lost a fight as a pro.Lomachenko had been easily winning boxing's first pro match between the two-time Olympic gold medalists when Rigondeaux and his trainers jointly called for the match to be stopped.Rigondeaux lost for the first time in his 18 pro fights and was loudly booed afterward by a crowd that was supporting both fighters early in the match.But it was quickly apparent that the 2008 and 2012 gold medalist was too much for the 37-year-old Rigondeaux, the 122-pound (55-kilogram) champion who was moving up two weight classes for the historic match.Long one of boxing's best defensive fighters, even Rigondeaux couldn't find a way to defend himself against Lomachenko's onslaught.Lomachenko started cautiously but by the third round he had begun finding his way through Rigondeaux's defense.
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