Fighting for the first time since a shock loss to Pablo Cesar Cano on his super-lightweight debut, Linares eased his way back to victory.
The 34 year-old dominated Al Toyogon at the famous Korakuen Hall in Japan to secure a 46th professional triumph.
Linares had lost twice in his previous three bouts, once to Cano and once to Vasyl Lomachenko.
The pair met in May 2018, with Linares dropping the Ukrainian before being taken out late on. This latest W should see Linares return to world class level in the near future.
Holding a split decision over recent Lomachenko foe Luke Campbell, a rematch is entirely possible.
Elsewhere in Mexico, two former world title holders sporting 30 losses between them traded blows in Ciudad Juarez.
Luke Campbell MBE has itchy knuckles and is ready to take his frustrations out at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on Friday (March 15) live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK as he waits for his shot at the WBC World Lightweight. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW PRICED FROM […]
In front of 4,748 fight fans at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on DAZN, undefeated middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade successfully defended his pristine record and WBO World Middleweight belt against dangerous challenger Artur Akavov. Andrade scored his technical knockout victory with just 24 seconds left in the fight. Friday night’s undercard […]
Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (45-4, 27 KOs), the former king of the 135-pound division of Barinas, Venezuela, scored a third-round technical knockout victory against Abner “Pin” Cotto (23-4, 12 KOs) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico in the scheduled 12-round main event of the Sept. 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy […]
Former three-division world champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) hosted a media workout at Westside Boxing Club today ahead of his 12-round bout against Abner “Pin” Cotto (23-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the Sept. 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch at Fantasy Springs Resort […]