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Vasyl Lomachenko Stops Jorge Linares, Claims Lightweight World Title

Vasyl Lomachenko Stops Jorge Linares, Claims Lightweight World Title

That's a wrap from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

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Jorge Linares was making the fourth defence of his WBA lightweight world title after capturing the belt against Anthony Crolla in 2016.

While Vasyl Lomachenko was fighting for his third world title in just his 12th professional fight.

He won the vacant WBO featherweight strap versus the previously unbeaten Gary Russell Jr., as well as stopping Roman Martinez to become the WBO super-featherweight world champion.

The 30-year-old decorated amateur was making his lightweight debut after campaigning at 130lbs.

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Who do you want to see Linares and Lomachenko fight next? Let us know.

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Vasyl Lomachenko

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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