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Lomachenko vs. Linares - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

In a battle of two of the world’s pound-for-pound best, JORGE “El Niño de Oro” LINARES will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles against VASILIY “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO on Saturday, May 12, at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. Linares vs. Lomachenko will be televised live and exclusively at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Linares (44-3, 27 KOs), a 15-year pro from Barinas, Venezuela, is a three-weight world champion who is riding a 13-bout unbeaten streak dating back to 2012. He captured his first world title in 2007, when he scored a 10th-round stoppage over Oscar Larios to win the vacant WBC Featherweight crown. He defended that title once before moving up in weight, winning the vacant WBA Super Featherweight title on November 28, 2008, with a fifth-round TKO over Whyber Garcia.

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Three stoppage defeats from 2009-2012 halted Linares’ momentum, but he has since re-established his place among the sport’s very best. He is a boxing globetrotter, as he won the WBC Lightweight world title in 2014 against Javier Prieto in Japan, and defended it against Kevin Mitchell in England and Ivan Cano in Venezuela.

After vacating the WBC Lightweight title due to injury, Linares snatched the WBA Lightweight title by traveling to enemy territory in Manchester, England, and earning a unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla on September 24, 2016. Six months later, he returned to Manchester and won a near-shutout decision over Crolla in their rematch. He last fought on January 27, scoring a wide unanimous decision win over Mercito Gesta at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Lomachenko has already conquered the featherweight and super featherweight divisions as a professional. Now, the two-time Olympic gold medalist is ready to put the lightweight division on notice. From Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, Lomachenko has won seven consecutive fights by stoppage, including four consecutive corner stoppages. Last December, he forced fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux to bow out following the sixth round. After the fight, Lomachenko quipped that his new nickname should be ‘No Mas-chenko.’ The Rigondeaux fight capped a 2017 in which Lomachenko earned ‘Fighter of the Year’ honors from ESPN and the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He also scored TKO victories over Jason Sosa and Miguel Marriaga that year, forcing corner stoppages in fights he was dominating.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Input1914 on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx23;18763971]Same bias as sho and hbo they're just boring as hell[/QUOTE] SHO is a bit more fair but you're right ESPN is boring. Removing Teddy was a big mistake. He was pretty entertaining during the Horn-Pac fight but ESPN has…

Comment by Vlad_ on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww 702;18763936][B][I][U]ATTENTION LINARES FANS:[/U][/I][/B] Please submit your excuses AHEAD of time. Thank you.[/QUOTE] Didn't you hear? Linares is totally a shot fighter, a complete bum, a cherry pick.

Comment by hitking on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=turnedup;18765732]Triangle theories don't work in boxing, sorry that's more excuses to sh*t on what is arguably a great boxer.[/QUOTE] Triangle theories don’t work when talking about who would win a head to head fight. But triangle theories sometimes can be…

Comment by turnedup on 05-13-2018

[QUOTE=hitking;18764811]Dude was stopped by Demarco, who was destroyed by Broner. And a couple cats worse than Demarco. I’m sorry if I can’t forget about that for the sake of stroking Lomachencko.[/QUOTE] Triangle theories don't work in boxing, sorry that's more…

Comment by Gooldy23 on 05-12-2018

[QUOTE=hitking;18764938]LL was half a foot taller than Roy and had at least sixty pounds of natural weight on him. Probably more. Lomachencko is actually listed as an inch taller than Mikey and they both started their careers as featherweights. Bad…

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