Finally the day has come. Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight today Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Lomachenko is 9-1 as a professional, and he will defend the WBO Junior Lightweight title against Rigondeaux, who is 17-0 with one no-contest.
The Dec. 9 bout will be historic since Lomachenko won Olympic gold as a featherweight in 2008 and a lightweight in 2012 representing Ukraine, while Rigondeaux won Olympic gold for Cuba in 2000 and 2004 as a bantamweight.
This will mark the first professional fight ever between two boxers who have won a pair of Olympic gold medals.