Jorge Linares Vs Vasyl Lomachenko Fight Information
There is something very special about big fight nights, especially when they are held in iconic buildings like Madison Square Garden. This is a venue that has seen more than its fair share of major bouts, and it will be home to another one on Saturday night. The good news for fight fans is that there will be no need to shell out a ton of money for PPV this coming weekend, as this one will be available to anyone who has ESPN. The other good news is that the event starts at 8 PM, which means you won’t be up until all hours of the morning, as this whole thing should be over in a couple of hours. That’s excellent, because this promises to be the best fight of the year thus far, and it’s one that is deserving of a large audience. Linares is the current WBO Junior Lightweight titleholder and will be moving up to 135 pounds to battle Lomachenko, the current WBA Lightweight champ. The question now is which one of these two great fighters comes out on top.
— Hi-Tech Lomachenko (@VasylLomachenko) May 1, 2018
When: Saturday, May 12 at 8 PM
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
The Line: Vasyl Lomachenko -1600
Why bet on the Jorge Linares
Linares is a fighter that is probably not really a known name in the United States, and that is because he has delivered the majority of his best work in Japan, which is where he resides, and in the UK. Do not let his lack of name recognition fool you, though, as this is a fighter to be reckoned with. Linares sports a career record of 44-3 with 27 KO, but perhaps more importantly, he has won each of his last 13 fights, meaning that this is a boxer is a seriously good form right now. The biggest question heading into this bout is going to be how he will handle the step up in weight. He is not really known for his power, despite all those KO wins, and he has also had an issue with cuts throughout his career. If he gets tagged and cut early in this one, he could be in real trouble.
Why bet on the Vasyl Lomachenko
Lomachenko made his name at the Olympic Games by landing a pair of gold medals. It did not take him long to leave a mark in the world of pro boxing, though, as he picked up a world title in just his third pro bout. Pound for pound, there may not be a better boxer out there, which again may be an issue for Linares who will be fighting above his usual weight. While Lomachenko is 10-1 with 8 KO wins, he is not really noted for his power, with the technical aspect of his game being where he excels. He often uses his feet to get out of trouble and is able to land punches at an alarmingly fast rate. If this thing does manage to go the distance, Lomachenko will probably have thrown enough punches to impress the judges doing the scoring.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a great opportunity for both boxers to impress on what is arguably the biggest stage either has appeared on. This has all the makings of a great fight, but I am going with Lomachenko to win.