Lomachenko vs Linares Preview with Frank Lotierzo – Saturday May 12th, Top Rank Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions present a battle for the 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, The Madison Square Garden and will be on air by ESPN.
Lomachenko comes from a huge victory over Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 10 KOs), In front of a sell out crowd of 5,102 at the Theater, Lomachenko retained his WBO title by defeting Guillermo, dominating the complete fight with superior boxing skills and 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 on last January.
Frank Lotierzo talks about this macht up on this segment.
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