Golden Boy Promotions

Lomachenko-Linares Official for May 12

Vasiliy Lomachenko Set to Challenge Jorge Linares at Lightweight

Lomachenko vs. Linares

The fight has been finally set between Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) and Vasiliy Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) for May 12th at Madison Square Garden, sources indicated to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, among others.

Linares will defend his Lightweight world title against Lomachenko, who many in the boxing public consider the pound-for-pound king.

The Ukrainian Lomachenko is currently the WBO Junior Lightweight champion, and will be seeking to win his third title in as many divisions. There were a lot of rumblings and back and forth between both promotions in Golden Boy and Top Rank as if the fight would ever be made.

The event will be shown at 8:00 ET on ESPN, not to conflict with a Golden Boy card later that evening starting at 10:00 ET on HBO.

With Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 taking place the week before on May 5, boxing continues to push for a strong 2018 with momentum carrying over from 2017.

Jorge Linars photo by Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
Vasiliy Lomachenko photo by Marilyn Paulino/RBRBoxing

To Top