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Manny’s pick for Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux: “As usual the consensus will more than likely be with the Ukrainian, and as usual I have to buck the trend. I’m no fan of how Lomachenko got an easy ride to a title shot and the big money, whereas Rigondeaux got the complete opposite treatment. As usual, the smaller fighters don’t get the respect they deserve and, as usual, a great smaller fighter is forced to go up and battle outside his realm in order to reach the dollars and respect that the higher weight classes enjoy. The people picking The Jackal to win are true purists of The Sweet Science and in addition to that, I choose him out of respect. Rigondeaux by decision.” —Manny Montreal