Lomachenko Talks About Jorge Linares, Mikey Garcia And More
Apr 25 2018 5:39 AM
Lomachenko Talks About Jorge Linares, Mikey Garcia And More – Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine lightweight titles against Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko on Saturday, May 12th, at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Linares vs. Lomachenko will be televised live and exclusively at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
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. Vasyl has won seven consecutive fights by stoppage, including four consecutive corner stoppages. Last December, he forced Guillermo Rigondeaux to bow out following the sixth round. After the fight, Lomachenko quipped that his new nickname should be ‘No Mas-chenko.’ He also scored TKO victories over Jason Sosa and Miguel Marriaga that year, forcing corner stoppages in fights he was dominating.
The ‘No Mas-chenko’ legend began on November 26, 2016, when the previously unbeaten Nicholas Walters stayed on his stool following the seventh round.
Today, Lomachenko hosted his open media workout and talked to the press about his highly anticipated bout against Jorge Linares. This is what he has to say about the match up.
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