What are the odds when the great Vasyl Lomachenko battles Jorge Linares (pictured) in the ring on May 12th? The winner of the 12 round bout will take the WBA lightweight title home.
Ukraine’s Lomachenko is 10-1 and looking for his fifth straight win. Eight of those wins have come via KO or TKO. Can Lomachenko win his third division belt in this bout?
In the opposite corner is World Boxing Assn. lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) of Venezuela. Linares has won 13 consecutive bouts and seven straight lightweight title fights and stands as one of the sport’s most astute fighters.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares Boxing Odds & Analysis
Who: Vasiliy Lomachenko Vs Jorge Linares
What: 12 round bout for Linares’ WBA lightweight title
When: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Where: MSG, New York
Stream: Watch ESPN
Odds: Lomachenko -1500 vs Linares +1000
Will the heavily favorited Vasyl Lomachenko (-1500) dominate Jorge Linares (+1000) on May 12th as the betting odds indicate? After all, Lomachenko has looked like one of the greatest fighters in history, not just the best pound for pound fighter in the world.
Most consider Vasyl Lomachenko to be the absolute best boxer in the world. He’s got excellent footwork, fast hands, a decent chin, and can fight inside or outside. He’s made fighters quit in the ring because he’s frustrated them so much. The 30-year-old southpaw stands at 5’7” and has a 65-inch reach. Lomachenko is going up in weight while Linares has always fought at 135 lbs.
But, before you bet on Vasyl to win, it’s important to note a few things. Jorge Linares is the naturally bigger man. Linares at 32 years of age, stands at 5’8” and has a 69-inch reach. He also has 47 pro fights under his belt to Lomachenko’s 11
I am betting this fight will be more competitive than the boxing betting odds indicate as Linares is the bigger fighter, has extremely quick hands and is putting his combinations together well. Don’t be shocked when Linares steals a couple of rounds early. Even though Lomachenko is a world class boxer, laying 1500 to win 100 holds very little value.