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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Jorge Linares workout photos & quotes

Unbeaten "ShowTime" Shawn Porter and undefeated contender Kell Brook held an open media workout at Barry's Gym in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they prepare  for next Saturday's world championship showdown. Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, will defend his 147-pound crown against Britain's Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Two Excellent Scraps, Jorge Linares And Ivan Calderon

It's a good weekend for boxing when the big question is, "Which of two excellent bouts was better?" My vote is forthcoming, but video at the end of the post will allow you to make up your own mind. Adrian Hernandez-Kompayak Porpramook II. The picture was a giveaway. I vote for the one with "porp." Porpramook lost the rematch of these two top junior flyweights...
Via The Queensbury Rules
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Thompson must settle for Solis

When Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20 KOs) stopped Jorge Linares in two rounds last March, not only was it an early candidate for Upset of the Year, but it meant that the Cancun native was headed for a title shot against WBC lightweight champ Antonio DeMarco. Then Thompson was informed by Jose Sulaiman and the WBC that what was billed as a "WBC lightweight title eliminator fight"...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

WBC KOs Thompson’s earned title shot

After Sergio Thompson pulled off the major upset on March 31 by stopping the heavily favored Jorge Linares, he broke down in tears. Not only had he defied the odds, but he was on the verge of a world title shot. Linares-Thompson was billed as a WBC eliminator with the winner getting a July shot at lightweight champ Antonio DeMarco. Apparently, though, it was only an eliminator if...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts, Featuring The Latest Jorge Linares Faceplant, Punching For Jesus And More

Not every boxing weekend is so all-fire important, so not every Weekend Afterthoughts need be novel-length. Let us sweep and dust about the corners and pick up the dust bunnies and dig our fingers into them.For starters, you got this video, via TQBR Schedule Maestro and Australian Bureau Chief Alex McClintock. See, Manny Pacquiao? Jesus sometimes DOES want you to punch...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Marco Antonio Periban added to March 21 Cancun card headlined by 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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

DeMarco cruises in title defense, Jorge Linares rematch next?

This past weekend, in his fist title defense, Antonio DeMarco (26-2, 20 KOs) retained his WBC lightweight championship with a spectacular performance,  knocking out Miguel "Mickey" Roman (37-10, 28 KOs) in the fifth round.  The victory has opened up a floodgate of opportunities for DeMarco who hails from Los Mochis, Mexico, but a rematch with Jorge Linares is what...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares back in action March 31 in Cancun

Following an exciting February event, the Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico will once again host Televisa's hit series "Sabados De Corona," this time featuring a Saturday, March 31 showdown between former Two-Division World Champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares and hometown hero Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson. Venezuelan star Jorge Linares (31-2, 20...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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