The Lomachenko vs Linares took place a short time ago in New York with both men coming inside the limit and on weight ahead of tomorrow night’s showdown.
The Madison Square Garden showdown is one of the most anticipated in some time with some hoping that Jorge Linares could finally be the man to give pound for pound maestro Vasyl Lomachenko a credible test.
Lomachenko last time out was supposed to get tested by Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux but that proved to not be the case at all, as the Ukraine boxing machine made easy work of ‘Rigo’.
Linares has admitted to been nervous before this fight and some commented earlier that they thought he had a lot of nerves in the final face off:
At the same time, nerves can often be a good thing in pro sports if channeled right.
Linares will also enjoy a reach advantage which if he can use to good effect could certainly ask questions of Lomachenko.
Offensively Linares certainly has the fire power to ask questions, but defensively if he has been shown to be able to be hit in the past, and hurt by the likes of Englishman Kevin Mitchell for example, what would an on form Lomachenko be able to expose?
Not long until we find out now.