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
27 days ago  |  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

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

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

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