Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya: I'm Confident That Linares Will Beat Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko says he needed to take the Jorge Linares fight in order to go down in the history books.

The 30-year-old double Olympic gold medalist will be looking to become a three-weight world champion when he moves up to 135-pounds this Saturday to take on the reigning WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight world champion, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Ukrainian ace Lomachenko has already proved he is not scared to take on the biggest challenges having fought for a world title in only his second bout as professional.

lomachenko-linares (6)

11 fights in and he is looking to continue with that mindset against Linares where he hopes to help write a chapter of his career that will cement a legacy that will last through the ages.

“I want to put my name in the history of boxing, and this is one of the steps I have to take, to fight in different weight classes, different titles. That’s what will put my name in the history of boxing,” said Lomachenko.

“Linares is one of the best fighters in his weight class. I don’t think it’s going to be easy work. I already proved where I am, and I plan on being at the top of the sport for a very long time. I do not plan on slowing down,” he said.

Linares pose

A legend in his own right Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions represents Linares, is well aware that Lomachenko is one of the very best fighters around but believes that the Venezuelan’s bigger size and skill will be too much for him on the night.

“Jorge has established himself as the world’s best lightweight by taking on any and all comers over his storied career, but a win on Saturday night would put him on an entirely different level,” said De La Hoya.

“We fully understand that Lomachenko is universally seen as the best fighter on the planet, but he’s never faced anyone with the size and skill of Jorge, and I am confident that he will retain his WBA and Ring Magazine world championships,” he said.

BoxNation subscription is £12 per month plus £8 registration fee for Sky TV. €15 per month plus €10 registration fee for ROI Sky TV customers. £11 per month with no registration fee for Virgin Media customers. £12 per month and no registration fee for TalkTalk, Freeview, EE, online and app (iOS, Android, Amazon) customers. No minimum term. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PoserExposer on 05-13-2018

Because you lie that’s why and I exposed you and your lies. If you were man enough to state you were wrong (which you’ve never done) then I wouldn’t feel compelled to s hit on you and the other POS.…

Comment by daggum on 05-13-2018

now we know why he was so confident. those scorecards smh...

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=steeve steel;18762185]Oscar: "Hi doctor, I have a problem... I slipped and fell on a dildo. Now it's stuck up there. Doctor: "Santo dildos! We will get it out right away!" Oscar: "No no por favor. Just change the batteries..."[/QUOTE] Lol!!!…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww 702;18767058][B][I]You and the word [U]honest[/U][/I][/B] [B][I]won’t ever go together EVER pendejo! You bet on Linares and lost again just admit it! Or just admit that you know Lomachenko is the better fighter just like you stated GGG was the…

Comment by PoserExposer on 05-13-2018

[B][I]You and the word [U]honest[/U][/I][/B] [B][I]won’t ever go together EVER pendejo! You bet on Linares and lost again just admit it! Or just admit that you know Lomachenko is the better fighter just like you stated GGG was the better…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (59)
Top Headlines Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More Warren, Oubaali Easily Make WBC 7-Day Weight For Title Fight Amir Khan: Wilder and Fury Would Both Beat Anthony Joshua Tug Nayambayar Wants To Be Second Mongolian Champion Usyk's Team To Meet With Hearn This Week To Map Out 2019 Hearn Rips 'Geezer' Lennox Lewis For 'Talking Sh*t' on Joshua News: Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay, Barou vs. Molina, More Andrade: Boxing World Knows I'm Baddest Man Out There Fury: I'm Still Young at 30, Plenty of Exciting Nights Left in Me Roach: Broner Should Be at 135 or 140 - He Lacks Discipline Rigondeaux's Manager: We’ll Fight Anyone At 122 Or 126 Pounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement