It’s a busy Saturday night in combat sports. Not only is there UFC 224 and Bellator 199, but Top Rank Boxing and Golden Boy Boxing have teamed up for a special co-promotion, as WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) defends his title against consensus #1 pound-for-pound pugilist in the world, Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs).
This is Lomachenko’s first fight at 135-pounds, having won belts at 126 and 130-pounds. If he wins, he’ll be the fastest (in terms of professional bouts) to win world titles in three different weight classes. Venezuela’s Linares is a high-quality boxer in his own right, despite the heavy underdog status, and this is truly a case of the best fighting the best.
Friday’s weigh-in went off without incident, as both men weighed exactly 134.6 lbs. You can watch video at the top of the page, courtesy of our content partners at FightHubTV.
The Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko broadcast starts at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on ESPN, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Expect the main event to start at around 9 PM ET or so.