Linares vs Lomachenko

Jorge Linares Vasyl Lomachenko

Linares Lomachenko

Madison Square Garden, New York

On air @ Midnight

12

May

The WBA World Lightweight Title

BoxNation have renewed their long-standing output deal with promoters Top Rank which will see the highly anticipated World Title showdown between pound-for-pound star Vasyl Lomachenko and WBA Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares screened live and exclusive.

Sky customers can use code CHAMPIONS when buying BoxNation for free registration (usually £8). Offer ends midnight on Saturday 19th May.

The May 12th clash will see Ukrainian star Lomachenko move up to the 135-pound weight division as he looks to become a three-weight World Champion in only his 12th outing as a professional.

However, he faces one of boxing’s very best in Venezuelan hotshot Linares who is riding a 13-bout unbeaten streak dating back to 2012 and will be looking to prove to 30-year-old Lomachenko that he has bitten off more than he can chew with his move up.

"This is the fight that boxing fans wanted. This will be a super fight between two of the best champions," Linares said. "Not only will I demonstrate why I'm the best Lightweight in the world, but also that I'm one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I have the speed, skill and power to win this battle. This May 12, Vasyl Lomachenko will bow down to 'King' Jorge."

Taking place at the iconic Madison Square Garden, 'Hi-Tech' Lomachenko can’t wait to grace the famous arena.

"We are very excited about the fight. It should be a great one. Fans from around the world have been waiting for Jorge and me to fight," Lomachenko said. "We appreciate the work Top Rank did to put this fight together, and thanks to the television networks that helped make it happen. I am looking forward to May 12 in New York to make my debut in the big arena at Madison Square Garden."

Conlan vs Larrinaga

Michael Conlan Ibon Larrinaga

Conlan Larrinaga

On air @ Midnight

Featherweight contest

Rising Featherweight star Michael Conlan continues his professional journey on May 12th at Madison Square Garden.

The former World Amateur Champion, now 6-0 (5 KOs) as a pro, takes on 10-1 Spaniard Ibon Larrinaga in New York.

Since signing with Top Rank, Conlan has twice topped bills in New York on St Patrick's Day, as well as appearing on the Manny Pacquiao card in Brisbane.

Conlan, who makes his highly-anticipated homecoming in Belfast live on BoxNation on June 30th, is hoping to emulate former two-weight World Champion Carl Frampton.

"To do half of what Carl's done would be a massive achievement for anyone but I do aim to surpass that and go right to the top of the sport to become a multi-weight World Champion," he said at a press conference last week.

"Towards the end of the year I'll step up with one or two more fights and next year I'll get the rematch with the Russian from Rio and hopefully a World Title after that."