Ray Flores Talks Lomachenko vs Linares For May 12th
Mar 23 2018 11:21 AM

Ray Flores Talks Lomachenko vs Linares For May 12th – Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (44-3-0, 27 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) title against Vasily “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (10-1-0, 8 KOs) on Saturday, May 12, at Madison Square Garden. Linares vs. Lomachenko will be televised live and exclusively at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Three stoppage defeats from 2009-2012 halted Linares’ momentum, but he has since re-established his place among the sport’s very best. He won the WBC world lightweight title in 2014 against Javier Prieto in Japan. After vacating the title due to injury, Linares snatched the WBA world lightweight title in Manchester, England, earning a unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla on September 24, 2016.

 Lomachenko has already conquered the featherweight and super featherweight divisions as a professional. Now, the two-time Olympic gold medalist is ready to put the lightweight division on notice. From Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, Lomachenko has won seven consecutive fights by stoppage, including four consecutive corner stoppages. Last December, he forced fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux to quit following the sixth round.

In this segment our friend Ray Flores talks about this important match up.

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