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Hank Lundy revitalized at lightweight, ready for Linares or Flanagan

With a triumphant return to the lightweight division this past weekend at Mohegan Sun, Hank Lundy made his point loud and clear. “I’m back. ‘Hammerin” Hank is back at 135,” said Lundy, who stopped veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez in the fifth round of their scheduled 10-round bout Saturday. “I mean business. And when I get in that ring with you, don’t think it’s going...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Lundy goes off: Jorge Linares is weak & slow, I’m dying to fight him

He’s a veteran of the game, nearly a decade into his professional career, and Philadelphia’s Hank Lundy, who turns 32 in January, knows it’s “now or never” as he continues to chase that elusive world title. “This year, I’m going to shock the world and get what I’ve been chasing after,” Lundy said. “No more playing around.” Three months removed from his last...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares has homecoming fight this weekend in Venezuela

Five months after one of the biggest victories of his professional career against Kevin Mitchell, WBC Lightweight titlist Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares will celebrate by fighting in his native Venezuela for the first time in more than five years as he defends his title for the second time against Mexico’s Ivan “Macanon” Cano on Saturday, October 10. The 12-round title...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Julius Jackson And Jorge Linares

That’s Gennady Golovkin above, in a goddamn Apple Watch commercial. I mean, sure, it doesn’t mention him by name, but that’s still huge. His management team have done a crazy job of building him from a virtually unknown import from a non-traditional boxing demographic into a plausible pay-per-view star. But his fight with David Lemieux is still nearly two weeks away, and in...
Via The Queensbury Rules
October 06, 2015  |  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

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 Bloguin Best
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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