Vasyl Lomachenko Media Workout Day From Oxnard, California – Saturday May 12th, Top Rank Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions present a battle for lightweight supremacy. Ukrainian phenom Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) faces four-time world champion in three weight classes Venezuela’s Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares (44-3-0, 27 KOs) for his WBA world lightweight championship. The event is going to take place at the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden and will air on ESPN+, the new ESPN app.
Lomachenko comes from a huge victory over Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 10 KOs), In front of a sellout crowd of 5,102 at the Theater, Lomachenko retained his WBO title by defeating Guillermo. “High Tech” dominated the fight with superior boxing skills, forcing Rigondeaux to retire after round 6. Rigondeaux became Lomachenko’s fourth consecutive opponent to retire from the fight on his stool.
Linares defended his WBA title against Filipino boxer Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) by unanimous decision at The Forum in Inglewood in his last fight in January.
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