Linares vs Lomachenko

Jorge Linares Vasyl Lomachenko

Linares Lomachenko

Madison Square Garden, New York

On air @ 2am

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.

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 Llightweight 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."