Friday, May 11th – Weigh-In
Madison Square Garden
Doors open at 4:15pm
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JORGE LINARES vs. VASILIY “HI-TECH” LOMACHENKO
Barinas, Venezuela Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine
44-3 (27 KOs) 10-1 (8 KOs)
In a battle of two of the world’s pound-for-pound best, JORGE LINARES will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles against VASILIY “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO on Saturday, May 12th at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
Linares (44-3, 27 KOs), a 15-year pro from Venezuela, is a three-weight world champion who is riding a 13-bout unbeaten streak dating back to 2012, during which he has established himself as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters. The champion will look to continue his reign atop the Lightweight division when he steps into The Garden’s famed Boxing ring on May 12th.
Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) 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. Ukrainian superstar Lomachenko has won seven consecutive fights by stoppage. Widely considered the greatest amateur fighter of all-time, Lomachenko went an astonishing 396-1 in the amateur ranks, and tied a boxing record by winning a world title in only his third professional bout.
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