Basil Lomachenko: Vladimir Baranov / RIA Novosti
Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko wins by TKO Venezuelan Jorge Linares and won the title of world champion version of the world Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
The fight took place in new York. The fight ended in the tenth round.
Lomachenko to set a record by spending the least number of battles for the conquest of title of world champion among professionals — 12. The previous record belonged to the Japanese Kazuto Ioka, which in 2015 won the belt in the third category in the 18th match.
Victory was for Lomachenko eleventh in twelve battles. In December 2017 the Ukrainian defended his championship belt in the second Featherweight version of the world Boxing organization (WBO), defeating the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux. The only defeat suffered by the athlete in March 2014 in the battle against Mexican Orlando Salido.
Video, photo All from Russia.