A night to remember at Madison Square Garden
Top Rank will be showcasing their young talent on the Vasy Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares undercard. The event takes place May 12th in New York City at the World’s Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden.
The most recognizable name will be Michael Conlan (6-0,5KO’s) who is back in NYC after his St. Patrick’s Day knockout victory over David Berna (15-3,14KO’s). Conlan has looked better and better each time out, a straight forward fighter who can dish it as well as he can take it. He will be facing Ibon Larrinaga (10-1,2KO’s) in an 8 round featherweight contest. Conlan seems to be on the fast track and already has a return date after this fight of June 30th said to be in his native country of Ireland.
Carlos Adames (13-0,11KO’s) will be facing Alejandro Barrera (29-4, 18KO’s) in a 10 round welterweight contest. Adames was born in the Dominican Republic but resides in New York City. He first got the attention of the folks at Top Rank while sparring with Terence “Bud” Crawford. Adames has a unanimous decision over Carlos Molina ( 28-9-2,8KO’s) and will be looking to make a statement in front of the New York crowd. He is one that we may want to keep an eye on.
Teofimo Lopez (8-0,6KO’s) will be facing Vitor Jones Freitas (14-1,8KO’s) in a 8 round lightweight contest. Lopez, the former Olympian and perhaps the brightest prospect, is being brought along slowly and rightfully so at just 20 years old. What he can be is still to be determined but with Top Rank being so good at matchmaking, that will help the young man come along as long as he does his part and puts the work in.
Top Rank will not only be showcasing what some feel is the best boxer in the world in Lomachenko, but they will also give you a glimpse into what could be the future of the longtime promotion.
By: Wilson Urena