Boxing fans are very excited at the prospect of a fight between Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko – which in recent days looks more and more likely to happen.
It is thought that May 12th is the date being aimed at by the organisers for the two boxing technicians to do battle on.
The main final obstacle outside of money seems to be what network will carry the fight.
Linares has fought on HBO in the past with his current promoter Golden Boy but his promoter also have an alignment now too with ESPN, which Lomachenko exclusively boxes on.
This would suggest that ESPN is likely the front-runner to broadcast the contest.
For Linares’ part, he’s been getting onto Lomachenko directly on social media to get this thing over the line:
@VasylLomachenko I know you are ready for May 12. Also I am too. I don’t want politics to interfere with our bout. I will tell my promoter @GoldenBoyBoxing no matter what will take the fight for the benefit of boxing and the fans. #teamlinares
— #TheKingJorge ? (@JorgeLinares) February 15, 2018
@VasylLomachenko you want May 12th then let’s go HBO you want ESPN then any other date Lets do it. I am ready are you ready?
— #TheKingJorge ? (@JorgeLinares) February 16, 2018
Sweet, sweet music to the ears of fight fans no doubt.
Both boxers seem to want it.
Now it’s just a case of getting it signed. What a fight it promises to be.