Linares: I'm Not Like Other Lomachenko Opponents - I Don't Quit!

By Miguel Rivera

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) has aggressively ruled out the idea of joining the list of boxers who "quit" while fighting two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs).

The contest takes place on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ESPN will televised the fight.

Lomachenko is going for his third world title. He won a world title at the featherweight limit of 126-pounds and the super featherweight limit of 130.


Lomachenko has been building a big reputation for beating down his opponents until they mentally break - and eventually quit.

Lomachenko's last four opponents have raised up a white flag.

Nicholas Walters gave up his undefeated record after seven rounds of action, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. And then Jason Sosa had enough after nine rounds of action at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill. Miguel Marriaga took a bad beating and was done after seven rounds. And then last December, in a very anticipated fight, another two-tom Olympic gold medal winner, Guillermo Rigondeaux, walked away after six rounds - claiming a hand injury that few people believed.

While Lomachenko has built up a reputation for making fighters quit, Linares has built up a reputation for going out on his shield and fighting hard through adversity during tough moments in some of his ring outings. In some of his recent fights with Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell, Linares showed his durability by fighting off some late rallies from the British challengers.

"I will never do that, I will never give up, which is what people always talk about and heap praise on Lomachenko, because all of his opponents abandon [the fight]," said Linares to ESPN's A Los Golpes. "I'm not a boxer who abandons [a fight], I'm a boxer who [goes out on his shield] ... you know what."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by landotter on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=4truth;18746663]Pretty sure this fight goes the distance. Which is a good thing, I got plenty of beer left over from the Golovkin/Vanes fiasco.[/QUOTE] :beerchug: Bet Vanes would have taken one or two off your hands.

Comment by landotter on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;18745007]The odds are pretty **** to be fair. I put £5000 down and walk away with £6000( only £1000 profit) at the time I thought that was easy money but the more I hear them talk , like linares the…

Comment by 4truth on 05-07-2018

Pretty sure this fight goes the distance. Which is a good thing, I got plenty of beer left over from the Golovkin/Vanes fiasco.

Comment by semisto on 05-07-2018

Linares won`t quit, but his brother-trainer will stop the fight

Comment by Lomasexual on 05-07-2018

There is nothing about Linares that makes me think he is a quitter. But Loma has turned 4 guys in a row into quitters. If Linares is still there at the end of the 12th, that right there is a…

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