Lomachenko (11-1) grew to become the quickest ever to win world titles in three weight divisions along with his victory at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
The 30-year-old Ukrainian was knocked down within the sixth spherical however recovered, touchdown an enormous blow to Linares’ physique within the 10th ending the battle.
Already a two-division champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko made it three in his 12th battle after shifting as much as 135 kilos.
Whereas Linares (44-Four), the Venezuelan an outsider regardless of defending for the seventh time, had the higher begin in opposition to a cautious Lomachenko, the Ukrainian took over due to a number of combos and his unbelievable velocity.
That led to a flurry to complete the fifth spherical as Linares — warned a number of instances for low blows — was left annoyed along with his eye swelling.
Nevertheless, Linares landed a much-needed blow within the sixth, an enormous counter proper hand flooring an overconfident Lomachenko.
However Lomachenko managed to quiet down, opening up a reduce above Linares’ left eye, earlier than touchdown the decisive blow within the 10th.
After a number of pictures to Linares’ head, a left hand to the physique ended the bout as Lomachenko made historical past.