Vasiliy Lomachenko Set to Challenge Jorge Linares at Lightweight
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.
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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.