Linares vs Lomachenko

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  • Linares vs Lomachenko
  • 44-3-0 10-1-0
  • TKO 10 TKO 10
  • Score Cards 85-85, 86-84, 84-86
  • Saturday 12th May 2018
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
  • WBA World Lightweight Championship
  • The Ring Lightweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Lightweight
  • Tape
  • 32 age 30
  • 5' 8" / 173cm height 5' 6" / 168cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 65.4" / 166cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • tape record
  • UD SD UD UD KO < form RTD RTD RTD RTD KO <
  • 44 wins 10
  • 27 by ko 8
  • 61% Ko% 80%
  • 3 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2002 Debut 2013
  • tape rankings @ Lightweight
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Linares vs Lomachenko Info

Vasyl Lomachenko beat Jorge Linares by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the unified lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & The Ring belts on the line.

Linares vs Lomachenko stats

Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 3 loses and draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Vasyl Lomachenko made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Lomachenko had advantage in power over Linares, with a 80% knock out percentage over Linares' 61%.

Jorge Linares was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Linares had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lomachenko. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Jorge Linares fought out of the orthodox stance, while Vasyl Lomachenko was a southpaw.

Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 36 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 10 years and 9 months earlier than Lomachenko, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 177 more professional rounds, 320 to Lomachenko's 143.

Linares vs Lomachenko form

Linares had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Pablo Cesar Cano on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Lightweight eliminator fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Before that, he had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beat Mercito Gesta on 27th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Lomachenko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Crolla on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Pedraza on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Jorge Linares on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jorge Linares had been fighting more than Vasyl Lomachenko.

Going to this contest, Jorge Linares had last fought 1 year 4 months and 12 days ago, while Vasyl Lomachenko's last outing had been 1 year 4 months and 19 days ago.

Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

What time did Linares vs Lomachenko start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Linares vs Lomachenko?

Linares vs Lomachenko was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

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