Lomachenko-Linares Official For May 12th
After television deals and replays stood in the way, Vasyl Lomachenko attempt to win a world title in a third division against Jorge Linares on May 12th.
In a story broken by Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, both Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions have finalized a deal for the two to fight on May 12th inside Madison Square Garden.
The holdup was due to the proposed date of the fight falling the same night as the HBO replay of the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Now, with reports claiming ESPN will make accommodations for the Linares and Lomachenko card to begin at 8pm Eastern, it cleared the road for the fight to be made.
Original Story: Los Angeles Times