JORGE LINARES and Vasyl Lomachenko went head-to-head in New York in one of the most eagerly awaited fights of the year.
Unbeaten in six years, Venezualan Linares put his WBA lightweight title on the line at Madison Square Garden against the sensational Ukrainian.
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Getty Images – Getty The Ukrainian was looking to be become a three-weight world champion
Who won Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko?
VASYL LOMACHENKO picked himself up from the canvas to record a tenth-round knockout on Jorge Linares.
The Ukrainian was as relaxed as ever and seemingly in full control until he walked onto a straight right-hand from the Venezualan in the sixth.
Hi-Tech had only been knocked down once in 415 fights – but got up and fought back to win in dramatic style.
Linares put up a wonderful fight but was cut late in the eighth round, which caused blood to drip into his left-eye.
And Loma pounced in the tenth, finishing the fight and sending the crowd into a frenzy with a stunning body shot – and in the process becoming a three-weight world champion.