Vasyl Lomachenko is regarded as one of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters but WBA World Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares is looking to prove that he is not "invincible" this Saturday night, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
The 32-year-old Venezuelan star, who also has the Ring Magazine Title to his name, takes on the Ukrainian two-weight World Champion Lomachenko in one of this year’s most thrilling fights from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Lomachenko burst onto the professional scene following a glittering amateur career that saw him capture two Olympic gold medals before transferring that into the paid ranks where he has won World Titles at Featherweight and Super-Featherweight.
He is now making a jump up to 135-pounds this weekend where he will look to prove that the hype is real but will have the formidable and experienced Linares standing in his way, someone who is eager to shatter the Lomachenko legend.
"I am hungry to win and to continue with my reign as World Champion. This is a high-level fight and a very important one for my career because I am going to prove that Lomachenko is not an invincible fighter," said Linares.
"We will see what he is really made of when he faces me this Saturday. I believe in myself and I know that I will come out with the victory. I am here to win. I did not come here to quit," he said.
In fact, Linares, who has been boxing since 2002 and has a record of 44 wins with just three defeats, wants to prove that he himself should be in the pound-for-pound mix.
"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 Saturday, Vasiliy Lomachenko will bow down to ‘King’ Jorge," he said.
Vasyl Lomachenko v Jorge Linares will be live and exclusive on BoxNation from Saturday midnight.
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