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Vasiliy Lomachenko undergoing shoulder surgery, could fight on December 8

By Chris Williams: Vasyl Lomachenko suffered a torn shoulder labrum in his right shoulder in defeating WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lomachenko’s shoulder popped out of the socket briefly in round 2, but he was still able to continue to fight for the last […]

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares averaged 1.439 million viewers on ESPN

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum must be smiling from ear to ear today at the news that last weekend’s lightweight world title fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares averaged a whopping 1.439 million viewers with a peak of 1.75 million on ESPN in their fight at Madison Square Garden in New […]

Lomachenko expects it to be easier to get opponents now

By Chris Williams: For only the second time in his career, Vasyl Lomachenko looked vulnerable last Saturday night in beating Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) by a 10th round knockout to claim the WBA World lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York. … Read

Arum wants Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Ray Beltran on pay-per-view

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum doesn’t look like he wants to wait any longer before testing Vasyl Lomachenko’s marketing appeal, as he says interested in making his next fight on August 25 against WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) on pay-per-view. … Read

Pavlik warns Lomachenko about fighting Mikey Garcia

By Jim Dower: Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is picking WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia to defeat Vasyl Lomachenko if the two of them face each other in a unification fight this year. … Read

Loma / Linares: Historic Fight Brings Top Rank on ESPN 2018’s Top Ratings

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN won the night for combat sports last night. Not only did the Linares vs. Lomanchenko main event draw a 1.0 metered market rating, making it cable television’s highest-rated fight of 2018, according to Nielsen overnight data, but the entire Top Rank on ESPN telecast was ESPN’s highest-rated Top Rank telecast […]

Arum says Lomachenko could fight Ray Beltran next, not Mikey Garcia

By Chris Williams: Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says newly crowned WBA World lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will likely face WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran next rather than WBC champion Mikey Garcia. … Read

Vasyl Lomachenko stops Jorge Linares

By Jeff Aranow: Vasyl Lomachenko did what many expected him to do in beating Jorge Linares to rip away his WBA World lightweight title on Saturday night in front of a large crowd of 10,429 fans at Madison Square Garden in New York to become the only fighter in history of the sport to win […]

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares – Results

By Chris Williams: Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) survived a 6th round knockdown to come back to stop WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) in the 10th round to become a three-division world champion at Madison Square Garden in New York. … Read

Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko – Weigh-in results

By Chris Williams: WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) weighed in at 134.6 lbs. for his title defense on Saturday against former 2-weight world title holder Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) for their fight on Top Rank Boxing at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lomachenko weighed in at 134.6 lbs. […]

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