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Pan American Games

Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros

Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, both champions and two of boxing's best, were even more than that as amateurs.

They were the gold standard.

So a fight between them seemed natural, the first professional bout pitting fighters who each won two Olympic gold medals.

"It's obviously a historic fight," promoter Bob Arum said. "Two great, great fighters with two unbelievable pedigrees facing each other."

They fight Saturday at the Theater in Madison Square Garden for Lomachenko's 130-pound title, a popular pairing for fight fans who marveled at their mastery of the craft back when the prizes were medals around their necks, not belts...