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Linares: I'll Show Lomachenko is Not Invincible, I Don't Quit!

Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) is looking to make more history on Saturday night.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner has captured world titles at featherweight and super featherweight.

And on Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he will attempt to capture his third divisional belt when he attempts to dethrone WBA lightweight world champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs).

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There were many who did not expect this contest to come off, as the fighters are competing on different cable networks. But a deal was reached, with Linares crossing over from HBO to ESPN, to fight Lomachenko.

Linares suffered back to back knockout losses in 2011-2012, to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson.

Since then he's gone a thirteen win fight streak - with wins over fighters like Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Crolla (twice), Luke Campbell and Mercito Gesta.

He was helped to those victories by Cuban trainer Ismael Salas.

But for this contest, Linares will not have Salas in his corner. Salas had a previously agreed upon assignment to train heavyweight David Haye in London.

Linares, although much bigger, is the underdog.

Lomachenko has made his last four opponents quit inside the distance.

But Linares is looking to go out on his shield - there will be no quitting in this contest. He intends to test Lomachenko's well respected reputation in every single round.

"I am hungry to win and to continue with my reign as world champion. This is a high-level fight and a very important one for my career because I am going to prove that Lomachenko is not an invincible fighter. We will see what he is really made of when he faces me this Saturday. I believe in myself and I know that I will come out with the victory. I am here to win. I did not come here to quit," Linares said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 05-11-2018

He may lose, but I don't see him retiring on his stool or anything like that.

Comment by Theodore on 05-11-2018

Linares will be stopped on cuts.

Comment by Blue Heffner on 05-11-2018

Lomachenko by stoppage in the mid rounds. It's a reason they chose Linares. It's not because they think or thought it would be a competitive fight.

Comment by MarB on 05-10-2018

so for all his victories he has the same trainer n for this vital most important fight his trainer is off training another guy? hmmm interesting 🤔🤔🤔this fight should b epic

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 05-10-2018

Lomachenko is the Number 1 Pound For Pound Fighter in The World.

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