Found March 28, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
PLAYERS: Jorge Linares
A hot card at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico just got hotter, as a 10 round super middleweight battle between Mexico City's unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban and Guadalajara's Gerardo Diaz has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday, March 31 before the main event between former Two-Division World Champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares and Chetumal's Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson in a 12-round WBC Lightweight Title eliminator fight. A devastating puncher and former amateur star, 27-year-old Marco Antonio Periban (15-0, 10 KO's) is poised for a run at super middleweight division's elite in 2012. A professional since 2008, Periban compiled a 5-0 campaign in 2011 that included a 33 second knockout of highly touted and previously unbeaten Dion Savage and wins over veterans Jose Alberto Clavero and Dhafir Smith. In his most recent bout, Periban decisioned previously unbeaten Jesus Angel Nerio on January 21 in Ensenada. Since ...

Linares faces Thompson on Saturday

This Saturday from the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico, Jorge Linares 31-2 (20 KO) takes on Sergio Thompson 21-2 (19 KO) in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. Linares has more to lose on Saturday night than just the fight, as a win sends him into a rematch with Antonio Demarco, who won a bloody battle with Linares last October. Linares has long been considered a "can...
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