Vasyl Lomachenko punches Guillermo Rigondeaux during the third round of a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Vasyl Lomachenko goes for a world title in a third weight division in just his 12th pro bout Saturday as he challenges World Boxing Association lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Ukraine's Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who has made a meteoric rise in the pro ranks, will face a daunting introduction to the 135-pound class as he takes on the Venezuelan making the seventh defense of his title.Linares, 32, boasts a record of 44-3 .Lomachenko won his first world title, at featherweight, in his third pro bout and became a two-division world champion when he moved up to super featherweight in his seventh pro fight.
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