JORGE LINARES RUMORS

Linares relieves Crolla of WBA lightweight belt

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Jorge Linares relieved Anthony Crolla of the WBA lightweight belt by unanimous decision in Manchester Arena on Saturday. Linares, the Venezuelan based in Tokyo, hurt a knuckle in his right hand in the sixth round but wasn't being hurt by Crolla, and finished stronger to earn his fourth world title. It was the same right hand which Linares hurt previously...
Via Associated Press
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Crolla to fight Linares in 2nd WBA lightweight title defense

MANCHESTER, England (AP) British boxer Anthony Crolla will make the second defense of his WBA lightweight title against Jorge Linares of Venezuela on Sept. 24. Linares was declared the WBC lightweight champion in recess last week, allowing Montenegrin fighter Dejan Zlaticanin to win the vacant title in the United States at the weekend. The fight, which will be staged in Crolla...
Via Associated Press
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares To Defend WBC Title May 30th In London

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2015)  Back on top of the boxing world after winning his third division world championship last December, Venezuela’s Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares will travel to London, England to defend his WBC Lightweight title for the first time against top British contender“Mighty” Kevin Mitchell at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday,...
Via BadCulture
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tickets on sale Monday for May 30 Linares-Mitchell, Gradovich-Selby, Joshua-Johnson tripleheader

Tickets for the huge show at The O2 on May 30 with title fights for Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby and Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua’s meeting with Kevin Johnson go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at 9am on Monday March 30 and then on general sale the following day. Mitchell will take on three-weight World king Jorge Linares for the Venezuelan’s WBC Lightweight crown...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby, Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson all set for May 30 in London

Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby will fight for world titles at The O2 on May 30, with Anthony Joshua taking on Kevin Johnson on a massive night for British boxing. Popular Londoner Mitchell takes on Jorge Linares for the Venezuelan’s WBC Lightweight crown following his standout performance at the same venue in January, with an 8th round stoppage over Daniel Estrada to land the shot...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ismael Barroso wants all-Venezuala showdown vs. Jorge Linares

Promoter Greg Cohen is sending his congratulations out to still-unbeaten southpaw Ismael “El Tigre” Barroso after his highly successful performance on ShoBox on Friday night at The Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York. Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs), of El Tigre, Venezuela, made his American television debut with an impressive TKO over gutty New Yorker Issouf Kinda (17-3, 7 KOs...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Mitchell lines up date with Linares after Estrada clash

Kevin Mitchell believes he will win a world title in style this year as he prepares to face Daniel Estrada in a final eliminator for the WBC lightweight belt at The O2 arena in London on January 31, live on Sky Sports. Mitchell meets the Mexican with his sights set on new WBC titleholder Jorge Linares, who picked up the vacant title in December with a KO win over Javier Prieto...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds to get rid of him...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergio Thompson To Replace Figueroa Jr. Against Alvarez

LAS VEGAS, NV - Ricardo Alvarez, the older brother of headliner Canelo Alvarez, has a new opponent for the Toe-to-Toe card. Sergio Thompson will now fight Alvarez in place of WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. Figueroa withdrew from the card last Friday citing a re-injury to his left hand. Since this is no longer a title bout, it will not be part of the PPV broadcast. Instead...
Via BadCulture
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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