Lomachenko Quick to Accept Linares' Challenge at Lightweight

Ломаченко- Линарес. Онлайн-трансляция боя

Ломаченко- Линарес. Онлайн-трансляция боя

Without a doubt, the star of the show Saturday night at Madison Square Garden is Vasiliy Lomachenko, who is going for his third world title in a different weight class in just his 12th pro fight and is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. As a professional, I know he will win but I think there will be no knockouts.

"You have to respect where the fans and the media and everybody has him at because he's earned it", Linares said through an interpreter when asked about Lomachenko's status on the pound-for-pound list.

"I wanted to go up to the next weight category, 135 pounds, and fight only champions".

The fight is at the legendary Madison Square Garden in NY. Promoter Bob Arum has already suggested that Lomachenko could be the best fighter since Muhammad Ali and even if that is hyperbole in the extreme, it is a measure of how highly regarded he is to even be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest.

Where is Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares taking place? "He was great at 126, he devastated everybody at 130". Now he's moving up to 135 and people say, 'Is this a bridge too far?' That's what boxing is all about. 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. OF course there are physical limitations to to changing the composition of your muscle mass. Lomachenko latest victory against Cuban fighter Guillermo Rigondeaux was considered a clash of two of the sport's finest competitors. "If there isn't any challenges, if there isn't any obstacles, who the hell wants to watch it?"

Lomachenko v Linares will be live and exclusive on BoxNation from Saturday midnight.

That starts with the will to keep punching through punishment. He knows that I'm bigger, that I'm faster and he has tried to prepare for that.

Pound-for-pound ace Vasyl Lomachenko says he accepted the challenge to face lightweight king Jorge Linares in "less than two seconds". This fight is going to be very interesting.

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