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Top Rank Boxing on ESPN returns to the big house at Madison Square Garden, the historic “Mecca of Boxing,” this Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App. The telecast will feature two bouts, including the most anticipated boxing main event of the year—ESPN.com’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Vasiliy Lomachenko (10-1-0, 8 KO) taking on WBA Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares (44-3-0, 27 KO)—for the world title.
Lomachenko is unbeaten in over the last four years (nine straight victories) and his opponents have retired in his last four fights, failing to answer the bel in the next round. He is attempting to win a world title in his third weight class (former WBO Featherweight and current WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion). Linares is a four-time world champion in three weight classes (former WBC Featherweight, former WBA Junior Lightweight, former WBC Lightweight, and current WBA Lightweight World Champion). Co-promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, Linares is unbeaten in six years with thirteen straight victories. In the TV opener, unbeaten WBA top-5 contender Carlos Adames (13-0-0, 11 KO) takes on Alejandro Barrera (29-4-0, 18 KO) in Junior Middleweight action.
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