Vasyl Lomachenko will be facing Jorge Linares for the WBA lightweight title this Saturday, May 12th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Betting odds at Bovada have Vasyl Lomachenko as the (-1000) favorite over Jorge Linares who comes in as a (+600) underdog.
After cleaning out the super featherweight division, Vasyl Lomachenko will be stepping up to lightweight against WBA titleholder Jorge Linares.
Many boxing fans are wondering why Lomachenko is such a heavy favorite over a skilled veteran like Linares, who is currently on a 13 fight win streak. However, gamblers don't seem to have many doubts because Lomachenko opened as a (-600) favorite at Bet365, and the current odds can now be found as high as (-1150).
One of the main reasons Lomachenko is so heavily favored is that Linares has been susceptible to cuts throughout his career. That has been his "Achilles heel" if you will. Linares has also struggled against southpaws at times, such as in his loss to Antonio Demarco and a war with Japanese fighter Nihito Arakawa (where cuts played a major role in both fights).
So, you have to figure that the speed and combination punches from Lomachenko's southpaw stance will cause problems for Linares in this contest.
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