Watch Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares full fight video highlights from the Lomachenko vs. Linares main event above.
Lomachenko vs. Linares took place May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1) faced off against Jorge Linares (44-4) in the main event. Catch the video highlights of the KO above and below.
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Round 1: Let’s see what we get! Linares with a jab. Loma with a left hand as the crowd chants for him. Linares with a right to the body. He’s done some OK with in there so far. Loma probing with the jab. Linares trying to land counter shots. Loma with a left to the body. Close round, could really go either way. I think Linares was a bit more consistent. Linares 10-9
Round 2: Linares really trying to get that jab going, trying to use his length advantage. Good combination from Lomachenko, body to head. Loma looks like he’s finding his rhythm after feeling it out a bit to start. Body work from Linares. Linares landing some good stuff here. Lomachenko closes strong. This is very tight so far. Lomachenko 10-9, 19-19
Round 3: Still not a lot between them through the first minute here. These are two good, skilled professionals. Left hand from Lomachenko. Loma with a little combo in the pocket. Linares to the body, partially blocked. Good combination again from Lomachenko, landed a nice body shot in there. He’s picking it up now. Another sneaky left in from Lomachenko as he spins Linares to the right. Lomachenko 10-9, 29-28
Round 4: Linares to the body, but Lomachenko starting to work in combination consistently. Good body shot and uppercut from Loma. Right hook from Loma, met with a right from Linares. Rabbit punch from Linares in the clinch, and he gets warned that time. Lomachenko working inside, Linares finding it hard to keep up in close. Lomachenko putting punches together like crazy now. Just picking Linares apart for a few moments. Right hand from Linares! A good one, too. Lomachenko back to the jab. Right uppercut from Lomachenko. Lomachenko 10-9, 39-37
Round 5: Linares looking to hook to the body. Lomachenko just peppering with shots. Lomachenko stalking Linares now. Loma with a great little combination in the pocket again. Linares trying to fire back, it’s just getting tougher and tougher for him. Lomachenko loses his footing throwing a left that could’ve been a great shot. It’s amazing, even when he slips it looks crazy good in a way. Linares bleeding from the nose. And he’s warned for a low blow. Loma making Linares miss. Now he gets inside and throws again. He’s having his way now. Left hand rips Linares late in the round. Lomachenko 10-9, 49-46
Round 6: Lomachenko stalking again. Linares warned once more for a low blow. Linares with a combo, mostly blocked. Lomachenko just keeps coming forward. Uppercut and a right hand from Loma. Loma ducks a hook and jabs out of it. Jab from Loma again. Linares trying to fire and hE NAILS LOMACHENKO OPEN WITH A RIGHT HAND AND DROPS HIM! Late in the round, too. Loma up and looks OK, but stays out of the pocket the rest of the round. Linares 10-8, Lomachenko 57-56
Round 7: Linares looking confident now. Starting to open up and throw more again. Lomachenko playing it more defensively now, doesn’t have all the momentum anymore. Jabbing from Loma. Linares with a combo. Loma back with his own. Linares with a right. Loma with a left to the body. Linares to the body, Lomachenko complaining of a low blow again. Referee didn’t see it. Poking jabs from Loma. Lomachenko 10-9, 67-65
Round 8: Lomachenko rebounded well in the 7th, let’s see if he picks it up again here in the 8th. Linares throwing with confidence still, but Lomachenko snaps his head back with a shot. Linares cut over the left eye. Lomachenko putting together good shots again. Lomachenko targeting the bad eye, as he should. Right hook catches Linares right on the cut. Jabbing to the cut. Left hand gets in. It’s all Loma at the moment. Chopping right from Linares, not a clean shot. Loma poking with the jab again. Lomachenko 10-9, 77-74
Round 9: Loma with a good jab. Linares is fighting a good fight, by the way. This has been a lot more competitive than Rigondeaux or Walters were, for instance. Right hand from Linares. But it’s just the one. This is a tight round, though. He’s there with Loma. Good jabs from Linares. I shade this one to Jorge. Linares 10-9, Lomachenko 86-84
Round 10: Linares comes out aggressive to start the round, throwing four shots. Loma back with a shot of his own. Loma trying to put some quick stuff together. Loma to the body. Good uppercuts from Lomachenko, firing with both hands. Linares back with a right. Good combination from Lomachenko! Uppercut, hard shot to the body — DOWN GOES LINARES! Linares looking hurt here — count reaches nine, he’s up but looks bad, and IT’S OVER!!! Lomachenko TKO-10