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Linares: Lomachenko is an Elite Amateur - But He's Still Learning

By Miguel Rivera

Jorge Linares recognizes that Vasyl Lomachenko as a great amateur fighter, but as a professional he believes the two-time Olympic champion is continuing to learn.

And precisely because of that, his fight this Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York will become very intense as the rounds advance.

Linares, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will defend the lightweight championship of the World Boxing Association against Lomachenko, who is looking for his third divisional championship.

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At the conference, promoter Bob Arum highlighted the number of challenges that Lomachenko has taken, whom he promotes since he invaded professionalism, and acknowledged that without this kind of fighting, Vasyl's career would not have the sense that they have given him to get him this new task.

"He (Lomachenko) is an elite fighter, and an elite amateur fighter, but as a professional he continues to learn," Linares said. "I think, and believe me when I say this, the fight will become more intense as the rounds advance.

"I've been working hard for the last few fights preparing for this fight. I knew Lomachenko wanted it. I wanted it. So I was very confident that Golden Boy, Teiken and Top Rank were going to get it done."

"The last two opponents I faced were southpaws. Purposely. I was preparing psychologically and physically to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko. I've had him on my radar."

Lomachenko has a lot of respect for Linares and expects one of the toughest fights of his pro career.

"I want to thank Linares for taking this challenge. Saturday night, it's going to be a good bout, and we're going to find out who is the best," Lomachenko said.

"The way this bout is going to go... who knows? It's boxing. It's going to be a fight, and after that, we're going to see."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gillie on 05-12-2018

[QUOTE=Free0001;18761362]You're right, in the sense that Loma's style eventually overwhelmed GRJ, as it has with 99.9 to arguably 100% of his past opponents. My real point is that you can take the slickest boxer with mad speed and good power,…

Comment by Derranged on 05-12-2018

[QUOTE=Socialtwinkie;18760972]GRJ outboxed lomachenko. Lmao. People saying a young Floyd could beat lomachenko. How? Floyd has never fought anyone like Loma. His main offense is legit neutralized by what lomachenko does on a normal day. How is he gonna pull counter…

Comment by carlosjj66 on 05-12-2018

Linares you talked to much looking like khan

Comment by Introspective on 05-12-2018

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;18760825]Sounds like just another retarded excuse to discredit Lomas incredible boxing skills[/QUOTE] It was actually a great analysis by the bloke, you are a walking embodiment of retardation.

Comment by Caxcan on 05-12-2018

Linares is only making himself look bad by suggesting that he's reached his ceiling where as Loma has not considering Loma has performed at a higher level vs superior opposition.

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