Vasiliy Lomachenko Beats Jorge Linares And Becomes The Fastest Three Division Champ Ever

Vasiliy Lomachenko Beats Jorge Linares And Becomes The Fastest Three Division Champ Ever

In just his 12th professional bout, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasiliy Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) won his third world title in as many weight classes. He’s now the fastest boxer in history to accomplish that feat by stopping a determined Jorge Linares (44-4) in the 10th round of a thrilling lightweight title bout.

Lomachenko broke the record held by Australian legend Jeff Fenech, a Hall of Famer who won world titles at bantamweight and junior featherweight before winning a belt at featherweight in his 20th fight in 1988.

Lomachenko had to come off the canvas himself, as Linares dropped him late in the sixth round with a beautiful right hand that found Lomachenko making a rare mistake of overconfidence. He stepped into a perfect rocket and finding himself on his seat as a result.

Lomachenko, though, proved there’s more than just pure dominance to his game, as he came back from that well and stopped Linares from developing any major rhythm. However, Linares did put up a good fight and gave Lomachenko a real contest for the first time in a while.

What the Ukranian boxer does next is up in the air. There’s money in a fight with Mikey Garcia at the 135 lebel, but it seems Garcia is busy in Julyit appears.

Either way, Lomachenko’s claim to being the pound-for-pound the best boxer today is a legit claim.



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