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Lomachenko on Knockdown: I Was Too Relaxed, He Caught Me

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko suffered the first knockdown of his professional career on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

But he recovered to secure a tenth round knockout of Jorge Linares to capture the World Boxing Association lightweight title.

A straight right in the sixth from the Venezuelan floored Lomachenko, who seemed shake and stayed away until the round was over.

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But he recovered and then came back with a crippling shot to the liver to send Linares down.

He barely beat the count, but still in obvious pain as the referee waved off the contest.

The Ukrainian talent was already moving up to capture his third divisional title.

He already picked up the WBO featherweight title at 126 and the WBO super featherweight crown at 130.

The victory allowed him to become the quickest to win three titles in three different weight divisions, beating the previous record of 20 by eight bouts.

Lomachenko said he got too comfortable in the sixth - and that led to Linares knocking him down.

“I relaxed a little bit,”  Lomachenko said. “He used his speed and he was throwing a lot of counter-punches, but I thought I already did what I needed to do. I was wrong and he caught me. It was a great shot. It happens.”

Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) raised his record and standing in the pound-for-pound ranks. He wants to capture more titles - but it's not clear if he will go for more belts at 135 or return to 130.

It remains to be seen if Lomachenko will move up any further as Linares was physically much bigger when they entered the ring.

After the contest was over, Lomachenko gave praise to Linares for providing a very stiff test.

“Linares is a great champion and the fight was good for the fans and everybody. It was a great fight,” Lomachenko said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apollocreed on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;18768628]Dude any fighter with that sort of offensive output is 'hittable'. This is like giving Ray Leonard sh*t for being hittable. Moronic.[/QUOTE] You talk ****. Leonard had a better defense than Loma, and was more elusive. Linares landed a…

Comment by landotter on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18767294]If Lomachenko face Mikey Garcia, the winner becomes an ALL TIME GREAT immediately! Loma does have power, as seen by his KO shot to the liver! Tank is a good opponent, but Mikey Garcia is a GREAT opponent! Now, about…

Comment by revelated on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18766900]Are you calling low blows body shots lol? Might have been the worst officiated fight I've ever seen.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=factsarenice;18768178]Tank wouldn't last 5 rounds with Jorge Linares[/QUOTE] Tank is too aggressive for Linares. He stops him even faster than Loma.

Comment by Dr Rumack on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18768582]So when Linares put him down, he wasn't hurt at all? Riiiight... Yes he got up quickly, but he was put down hard, that wasn't a flash knockdown. If Linares can hit him cleanly and put him down, so can…

Comment by apollocreed on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;18767987]even being 20 lbs bigger on PED's linares NEVER HURT LOMA. linares was gassed cut and face beaten swollen and got KO'd with one punch by a guy that looked like his 12 year old son. I am talking…

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