Vasyl stops Jorge to claim WBA lightweight world title

Kristopher Nichols
May 14, 2018

"It was a great fight", Lomachenko said. Although there's not much in it, just a bit more snap behind the shots from Linares.

But this fight was not like every other bout.

We remind, Lomachenko defeated Linares by knockout in the tenth round.

At the time of the stoppage, Lomachenko trailed on one scorecard.

"On the contrary, the people that really know me, that have been around me, that know what I have, have told me you have everything it takes to beat a fighter like Lomachenko", Linares said. "It happens", Lomachenko said.

Lomachenko seemed to have the fight in control when late in the sixth Linares slammed him with a straight right hand that put the Ukrainian on his trousers for the first time as a pro.

Basil said that he didn't mind to fight a rematch.

After the fight, Arum shared his interest in bringing Lomachenko back as early as August 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, with WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran as a possible opponent. Linares was able to land good shots to the body and head of Lomachenko. I wanted to continue.

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Suddenly the cheers of "Loma!" By the fourth round, Linares, who has had cut issues, was already starting to swell in his right eye. Having been in the Pro game for a significantly longer period of time, Linares will've picked up a lot of rough-house tactics which could help him break down Lomachenko.

The Ukranian stopped Linares with a brutal left hook to the liver in what was a classic contest. They said Lomachenko said he's gonna stay at 135, so we'll see. He knows that I'm not an ordinary fighter.

"It's a challenge, but that's what makes a fighter one of the all-time greats... challenges. was great at 126. He has a fighting heart".

Though Linares found marginally more success than he had a verse prior, Lomachenko finished on the right side of a fleeting exchange to squeak it.

Gonzalez warned Linares for a low blow a little later in the fifth. Lomachenko landed 213 of 62 punches (34 percent); Linares landed 207 of 739 total punches (28 percent).

iSport.ua reports that at the time of stopping the fight in the judges ' notes was a draw.

It also took Floyd 25 fights for him to gain acceptance as a potential pound-for-pound entrant when he outclassed the late Diego Corrales. Linares brings more experienced, a height and reach advantage and will also pack a more powerful punch than the smaller challenger. "That is why I came to this weight class".

But Lomachenko won't be facing Garcia right away.

Jaime Munguia produced a stunning upset win over Sadam Ali to claim the WBO light-middleweight title.

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