Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares
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Jorge Linares 134 lbs lost to Vasiliy Lomachenko 134 lbs by TKO at 2:08 in round 10 of 12
- Date: 2018-05-12
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Judge: Julie Lederman 85-85
- Judge: Steve Weisfeld 84-86
- Judge: Robin Taylor 86-84
- Referee: Ricky Gonzalez
- Promoter: Bob Arum (Top Rank)
- Ring Announcer: Michael Buffer
- Aired On: ESPN, BoxNation (Main Event)
- WBA Super World lightweight title (4th defence by Linares)
- The Ring Magazine World lightweight title (4th defence by Linares)
- Attendance: 10,429.
- The WBA will award the winner with a golden commemorative belt, adorned with the silhouettes of both fighters.
- Lomachenko down in round six, from a straight right.
- Linares down in round ten, from a left to the liver.
- Lomachenko became the fastest ever three-division world champion, doing it in just twelve professional bouts.
- Official Scorecards
- CompuBox Punchstats
- "I want to say thank you to Jorge Linares, he is a great fighter and he gave me one more lesson in boxing. I knew about this punch (Linares' straight right). But he is good. I prepared for the last few rounds, and my father told me, 'You need to go to the body'." - Vasyl Lomachenko