Linares: I Have All The Abilities To Beat Lomachenko

With a little over a week till he faces Vasyl Lomachenko, Jorge Linares feels confident that he can put a stop to the two time Olympic gold medalist.

The current WBA lightweight champion told Boxing Scene that he’s at the peak of his career, and training camp has proven that.

“Everyday we have put in a little bit more strategy to knock off and defeat Vasyl Lomachenko,” Linares claimed this week to Boxing Scene.

“He is very good, fast and precise. He has a lot of good qualities but there isn’t a such thing as a perfect boxer. Like I always say, ‘if someone else already beat him why don’t I beat him this time?’ ” Linares explained.

Linares knows the workload needed to face someone the caliber of Lomachenko is different than what it took to defeat Mercito Gesta, earlier this year.

“I have lost three times but I have gotten up and taken care of myself. Now I have like seven or eight defenses of my title. The idea is to keep working hard and giving my best. I am working double or triple as much as I did for the fight against Mercito Gesta because this is the opportunity that I have dreamed of. Why should I lose it now when I have all of the abilities needed to defeat Vasyl Lomachenko?”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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