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Any odds on this yet?
Southpaw v Orthodox so chance of the heads coming together.Hopefully not but when you think how Linares cuts up,he was even cut in his last fight slightly against Gesta a southpaw.
Lomachenko has been cut v an orthodox in Marriaga accidental headclash but he wast happy with himself at all after the fight.
So the potential is there for this to happen hopefully it doesnt ruin the fight.
It will be competitive, lomo would go the distance. Campbell has good pedigree himself lets not forget.
I think i’m the only one who thinks he could beat Loma. I think Loma is absolutely superb, he’s top 3 P4P imo but realistically how many weight classes can he step up before it’s asking a bit too much? If we flip it a bit, Linares would walk through and beat all of Loma’s previous opponents. He’s way too big & strong for them.
Credit to him for wanting to test himself and setting the bar higher and higher. I’d love to see it.
He's only gone up from 126lbs to 135lbs in his professional career mate, he's not exactly doing a Pacquiao. He also won an Olympic gold medal at lightweight, which is 132lbs I believe. I don't really know why you would think that it's a step too far moving up two weight classes - which aren't even big jumps, in terms of percentage increase in body weight it's smaller than the jump from welterweight to middleweight or middleweight to light heavyweight - and when he already has an Olympic gold medal three pounds below the professional lightweight limit from nearly six years ago. Linares isn't huge at the weight either from what I know.
Haha, I appreciate that bud, but Pacquiao was a malnourished 16 year-old when he turned pro. He had tons of growing to do & literally grew through the weight divisions. Loma’s 30, he’s done his growing...whilst the weight jumps are not as big as 147-154-160 etc like you say, relatively they’re still fair sized jumps cos they’re smaller blokes. You make a fair point though and i’m probably making a bigger deal out of it. Also I’ve not took into consideration that Linares also moved up a few divisions.
I just foresee a few issues when he’s up against fella’s who will hydrate up to 145-150ib on fight night.
Linares was a super bantam at the start of his career and Loma has dealt with lightweights (who are now in higher divisions too) throughout his amateur career.
It's a fantastic fight to make and certainly a challenge, but Loma will win this easy I think
Can anyone re-call a guy moving up from his division, to fight the number one guy in the division above, as such a wide favourite?
sadly for my Venezuelan brother..loma will beat him pretty well.
They can still be fairly big jumps but the jump from welter to middle is 24% more than it is for feather to light if we go by percentage rather than just the difference in weight. 31% compared to middle to light heavy. As you say, Linares started out at feather as well so it shouldn't be a factor. Against others it could definitely be an issue but I think that would start to happen if he went up to 140, I think he'll be fine at 135 unless García moves down, which would obviously be a tricky fight.
This wont be close imo. Loma wins this all day
Great question. Maybe McGirt vs Whittaker?
Hamed v Robinson? Although I’m not sure you’d call Robinson no 1.
I’m getting excited for this one already. Its defo going to be a watch live job.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Loma deals with a bigger guy now, a top drawer one at that.
If he destroys Jorge will the naysayers STFU?
Unfortunately no. Bear in mind that some people on the GF have genuinely argued that the Walters win is crap because Walters quit which means it was something to do with Walters being sick of boxing and not Loma outclassing him. When he dusts Linares, people will point to Linares being stopped previously and say he's past his best at 32.
This is a legitimate test for Lomachenko imo. I don't feel as though Linares will win but I can see him giving him a sterner test than anybody he's been in with since Salido
Comment I just saw on facebook about this fight:
Linares by WIDE UD maybe late stoppage, Loma cannot box. No power. Poor footwork and head movement. Yes fast hands but no ring IQ. Linares is the best middleweight in the world and he's about to show it against Loma who might struggle to make 160. Hopefully winner faces GGG Saunders winner.
he's got a shit tonne of biters too