Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round on Saturday to claim the World Boxing Association lightweight world title and a slice of boxing history at Madison Square Garden.
Ukraine’s Lomachenko survived a sixth-round knock-down to set a record in claiming a world title in a third weight division in just his 12th professional fight.
Lomachenko finished off the tightly contested bout with a fierce burst in the 10th, capped by a vicious left to the body that sent Linares down.
7.2- avg. jabs landed per round by Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares (lightweight avg.: 4.6)
18.3%- pct. of body landed/total landed by Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares, slightly below the CompuBox avg. of 22.3%, but ironically the punch that KO'd Linares
20- number of jabs landed by Vasiliy Lomachenko in round 8, the most he's landed in his 12 pro fights
29- number of punches landed by Jorge Linares in round 9, the most by a Loma opponent in his 12 pro fights
55- number of jabs thrown by Vasiliy Lomachenko in round 8, more than double the lightweight avg.
102- number of punches thrown Jorge Linares in round 9, the most by a Loma opponent in his 12 pro fights
207- number of punches landed by Jorge Linares, the most by a Loma opponent in his 12 pro fights