Vasiliy Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after his victory against Jorge Linares, of Venezuela, during their WBA lightweight championship boxing bout Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
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Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round Saturday to claim the World Boxing Association lightweight world title and a slice of boxing history at Madison Square Garden.Venezuela's Linares slowly got to his feet, but referee Ricky Gonzalez waved it off at 2:08 of the 10th to give Lomachenko a victory by technical knockout that ended Linares' 13-fight winning streak.Linares said he thought he could have continued and would be eager for a rematch.Linares fell to 44-4 with 27 wins inside the distance.Among other fighters to win world titles in three divisions, Australian Jeff Fenech did so in his 20th bout while greats such as Oscar de la Hoya (22 fights), Floyd Mayweather (34) and Manny Pacquiao (41) needed even longer to achieve the feat.
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