Jorge Linares training for spring 2018 return, Mikey Garcia fight is first choice

Garcia v Linares 16/11/2017


World Boxing Council Diamond belt holder Jorge Linares from Venezuela has been in Japan since November 7th, training at Tokyo’s Teiken Boxing Gym for his next fight, which could be in February or March next year.

On September 23rd in Inglewood, California, Linares scored an excellent victory over England’s former Olympic champion of London 2012, Luke Campbell.

At the World Boxing Council Annual Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan, it called for a mandatory fight for Jorge Linares vs Mikey Garcia, contesting the absolute lightweight title.

Jorge Linares says he wants the fight with Garcia and this is his first option.

Linares has not trained at the Teiken Tokyo Boxing Gym, since August, as meticulous preparations for the fight against Luke Campbell took place in England and Las Vegas.

So he’s delighted to be back at the Teiken Boxing Gym in Tokyo, where he began his professional career aged just seventeen, having left his homeland of Venezuela with the hope, intention, ambition and sheer determination of reaching the zenith of world boxing.

In his most recent fight with Campbell, Jorge Linares suffered a fractured rib in the fourth round, but he knew how to overcome that problem thanks to his great shape.

Linares says he is already fully recovered and is fighting fit.