Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
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JORGE LINARES
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85
VASYL LOMACHENKO
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8
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9
85

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R1- Despite this being the debut of Lomachenko at lightweight, I believe this fight served as the hardest fight for both guys at the time. Linares’ ring entrance outfit is sick. As for the action, it is calm, but still not entirely slow paced. The quick reflexes and movement are on display for Lomachenko, but Linares is able to score with an off rhythm jabs at times and get at least one right to the head and body alike. Lomachenko scores with a couple of clean potshots, but Linares certainly did more to walk away with this round.

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R2- Linares starts off well, as he lands a pair of body shots early and one of his signature left uppercuts later on. Lomachenko starts to utilize his footwork to subtly exit Linares’ punching range. Offensively, Lomachenko is doubling and tripling up with shots from his right hand, most particularly when he lands a right hook to the body then brings it upstairs. A combination punctuated by a left hand from Loma gets Linares off balance late. As far as the jab goes, Lomachenko is using it to assert himself out of range and keep Linares out when he tries to get in his own preferred range. Competitive round, but Loma won it for sure.

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R3- Each get in several straight punches to the body early on. Really all of the success from Linares is to the body, but Lomachenko is having as much, if not more success here as well. Lomachenko is also getting in straight lefts to the head and even hookercuts with both hands. Linares is able to keep up with Lomachenko’s rapid pivoting as far as moving goes, but he seems unable to find his head.

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R4- Now Lomachenko has really gotten into a groove. A left hook to the body sets up an uppercut upstairs for Lomachenko. Though Lomachenko is throwing a reptitive pitty pat jab, it is keeping Linares tight and setting up his own left hand effectively. Linares takes a right hook the moment he opens up in the round. Some frustration is shown by Linares, as he throws rabbit punches in a clinch. A well timed right hand appears to buckle Loma, but Linares does not notice and Lomachenko recovers fast.

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R5- Lomachenko is now the clear aggressor and doing more leading. A left to the midsection lands to the body for Loma, but Linares comes back to hook his own left to his ribs. After evading a rear uppercut in the pocket, Lomachenko lands his own, just to follow up with a left hook to the body and right hook to the head. Lomachenko has been chopping his right hook to the head all night. Linares is unable to get past Linares’ jab or show willingness to open up in front of Lomachenko.
A 1-1-2-3-2 to the face lands for Loma, who immediately shifts with Linares and lands a 1-2 before the bell. Good round for the challenger. Though Linares appeared discouraged after the bell, he would soon create one of his most profound moments and make the fight more competitive and interesting alike as a result.

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R6- Swelling and bruising is around both of Linares’ eyes now. Even though Linares gets warned early for low blows, he is still landing clean hooks to the body throughout. One example is when he manages only to hit Loma’s guard with a fast flurry, but does punctuate with a left hook to the body. The two start to get into their own rhythm, managing to not land more than a single shot to the head of the other it seems. After taking a check hook to the head, Loma walks straight into a great right hand and is sat down for the first and so far only time of his career. Linares is not able to put together a follow up, but this is still a great round for him, nonetheless.

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R7- The knockdown he scored in the last round seemed to have fully brought Linares back to life, as he is now seemingly the busier guy. A 1-3-2 lands to the body for Linares. Lomachenko complains after taking another combination to the body. Both guys are having success with their uppercut at times and are effectively countering one another, but Linares is beating Loma to the punch while outlanding him, dictating the pace, and landing the more eye-catching punches.

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R8- The jab of Lomachenko is looking as sharp as it has for the whole night, as he is snapping back the head of Linares with it. A right hook opens up a cut above the right eye of Linares. A 1-2-3 lands for Linares, who then takes a series of jabs and an uppercut to the face. The right hand is still landing for Linares and it is moving Loma back when it does, but he loses the round for the same reasons that he won the previous one.

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R9- Linares’ timing is on display, as he is virtually unable to miss with his straight right, which he is landing to the head and body. Even when Loma has his guard up or distances himself, Linares is still able to find him with the right hand. At one moment when Lomachenko opens up, Linares responds with a barrage of left hooks and right hands, briefly shaking him up. Despite having his best round in the fight here after round six, things would soon take a turn for his worst.

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R10- Almost immediately, Lomachenko gets backed into the ropes by a right hand and left hook to the body followed by a right hand upstairs. Lomachenko tries to get in with his angles, but Linares is still able to walk him into right hands and left hooks. A left straight to the gut makes Linares double over briefly, causing him to take a right hook to the head. After taking some uppercuts and hooks to the head, Linares backs up and waves Loma on. The two then exchange in the center of the ring. A combination of hooks to the body lands for Linares, but Loma rolls under a right in order to deliver an uppercut. This shot enables Loma to get in a 2-3-1 around the guard before delivering a nasty left hook to Linares’ liver, dropping him to a knee. Linares tries to rise, just to immediately double over again. Seeing Linares in agony, the ref stops the contest. An epic way to conclude a timeless bout. Another super strong installment for the greater year of 2018. There was tons of ebs and flow, with both men implementing their styles and skills in great fashion throughout. There were plenty of high level exchanges in this fast paced chess match as well. With this win, Vasyl Lomachenko sets the record as the fighter with the lowest amount of fights to become a three-division world champion. One has to credit Loma for being a natural featherweight, beating an elite world champion in his debut two weight classes above and still being a top lightweight six years later. One also has to credit Jorge Linares for overcoming early discomfort, just to adjust, cost Loma his only knockdown of his career, and give him his hardest fought win of his career. On top of this, Linares was the first person since all the way back to the Orlando Salido to give Lomachenko any kind of trouble. While this fight would unfortunately wind up being the beginning to Linares’ dragged out end, the version of him that fought here would be hell for most of the lightweights to ever exist.