Jorge Linares

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Jorge Linares
Statistics
Real name Jorge Luis Linares Palencia
Nickname(s) Golden Boy
El Niño de Oro
Rated at Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft. 8 in. (172 cm.)
Nationality Venezuelan
Born (1985-08-22) August 22, 1985 (age 28)
Barinas, Venezuela
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 34
Wins by KO 22
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0

Jorge Linares (born August 22, 1985) is a professional boxer from Venezuela. He is a former WBC featherweight champion and former WBA super featherweight champion. Linares is currently living in Tokyo, Japan. Jorge's older brother is boxer Nelson Linares.

Amateur career[edit]

Linares compiled an Amateur record of 89-5. Some of his other accomplishments include:

  • 1999 Gold Medal Venezuela's Juniors National Championship (14 years)
  • 1999 Gold Medal Venezuela's Juniors Venezuela Panama Dual
  • 2000 Silver Medal National Championship (15 years)
  • 2001 Gold Medal Venezuela's Junior National Championship (16 years)

Professional career[edit]

Linares made his professional debut as a boxer managed by the Teiken Boxing Gym in December 2002.[1] He was trained by Sendai Tanaka there, and Antonio Esparragoza who was trained by Tanaka's master Amílcar Bursa gave Linares the nickname of El Niño de Oro.[2]

On July 21, 2007, Linares won the vacant WBC Interim World Featherweight Championship after knocking out Óscar Larios, who would later inherit his title, in the 10th round.[3] He won his first defense of his title by an 8th round KO against Gamaliel Diaz on December 12, 2007. Linares reliquished the title on August 13, 2008 in order to move up to super featherweight.[4]

Linares won the WBA super featherweight championship with a 5th round stoppage against Whyber Garcia on November 28, 2008. He defended it on June 27, 2009 against Josafat Perez by TKO in the 8th. Linares contracted with the Golden Boy Promotions in September 2009. Currently he is co-promoted by both Teiken Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.[5]

On the 10th of October in 2009, Linares lost his WBA Super Featherweight Title and his unbeaten streak when he was defeated by Juan Carlos Salgado in the first round by TKO. This stunning defeat was named Ring Magazine's 2009 Upset of the Year.

In his return fight on July 31, 2010, Linares easily defeated Mexican-American boxer Rocky Juarez by unanimous decision.

Linares defeated Mexico's Adrian Verdugo by a technical knockout in the seventh round of a ten-round lightweight bout in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 28, 2011.[6][7] After that fight, Linares has trained with Freddie Roach at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood,[8][9] along with the U.S. Olympic boxing team in Colorado Springs, Colorado,[10] and served as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner in Baguio in the Philippines.[9]

Linares fought for the vacant WBC lightweight title against Antonio DeMarco at the Staples Center on October 15, 2011.[8] He outlanded DeMarco 216 to 97 in overall punches landed, but lost by TKO after suffering a major cut on his nose eventually allowing DeMarco to begin pounding on it, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the eleventh round.[11] In addition to his own wish, Golden Boy Promotions[12] and Teiken Promotions[13] appealed to the WBC for a rematch.

A rematch with Antonio DeMarco had been scheduled ahead of time to take place at the Home Depot Center on July 7.[14] However Linares lost to Sergio Thompson in a WBC Lightweight title eliminator via a second round stoppage in Cancun, Mexico on March 31, 2012.[15]

Linares faced Jorge Francisco Contreras on 10 November 2013, sensationally knocking out Contreras in the first round.[16]

Professional record[edit]

34 Wins (22 knockouts), 3 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 35-3-0 Dominican Republic Francisco Contreras TKO 1 (10) November 10, 2013 TokyoRyōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Win 34-3-0 Nicaragua Berman Sanchez TKO 3 (10) August 25, 2013 TokyoAriake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
Win 33-3-0 United States David Rodela TKO 8 (10) March 16, 2013 Quintana RooGrand Oasis Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 32-3-0 Mexico Hector Velazquez UD 10 (10) October 7, 2012 CaliforniaSacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 31-3-0 Mexico Sergio Thompson TKO 2 (12) March 31, 2012 Quintana RooOasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Loss 31-2-0 Mexico Antonio DeMarco TKO 11 (12) October 15, 2011 CaliforniaStaples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States vacant WBC Lightweight Title on the line.
Win 31-1-0 Mexico Adrian Verdugo TKO 7 (10), (1:42) May 28, 2011 MexicoCentro de Convenciones, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 30-1-0 Mexico Jesús Chávez RTD 4 (12), (3:00) October 24, 2010 TokyoKokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Win 29-1-0 United States Rocky Juarez UD 12 (12) July 31, 2010 NevadaMandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the WBA Interim Fedelatin Lightweight Title.
Win 28-1-0 Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo MD 12 (12) March 27, 2010 VenezuelaPolideportivo José María Vargas, La Guaira, Venezuela
Loss 27-1-0 Mexico Juan Carlos Salgado TKO 1 (12), (1:13) October 10, 2009 TokyoYoyogi#2 Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Lost the WBA World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 27-0-0 Mexico Josafat Perez TKO 8 (12), (2:02) June 27, 2009 TamaulipasPlaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Defended the WBA World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 26-0-0 Panama Whyber Garcia TKO 5 (12), (1:08) November 28, 2008 PanamaCentro de Convenciones Atlapa, Panama City, Panama Won the vacant WBA World Super Featherweight Title.
Win 25-0-0 Mexico Gamaliel Diaz KO 8 (12), (2:02) December 15, 2007 Quintana RooPlaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico Defended the WBC Featherweight Title.
Win 24-0-0 Mexico Óscar Larios TKO 10 (12), (2:37) July 21, 2007 NevadaMandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the WBC Featherweight Title.
Win 23-0-0 Panama Ramiro Lara TKO 3 (10), (1:37) February 3, 2007 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 22-0-0 Colombia Humberto Martinez TKO 6 (10), (2:34) October 7, 2006 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 21-0-0 Mexico Pedro Navarrete UD 10 (10) June 3, 2006 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 20-0-0 Thailand Saohin Srithai Condo UD 10 (10) April 1, 2006 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 19-0-0 Philippines Jeffrey Onate KO 1 (10), (1:59) January 7, 2006 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 18-0-0 Thailand Denchai Sor Tiebkoon TKO 1 (10), (2:30) November 3, 2005 South KoreaSeoul, South Korea
Win 17-0-0 Philippines Ayon Naranjo UD 6 (6) September 25, 2005 Kanagawa PrefectureArena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 16-0-0 Colombia Jesus Perez RTD 4 (10), (3:00) August 13, 2005 VenezuelaCirculo Militar, Maracay, Venezuela
Win 15-0-0 Colombia Jean Javier Sotelo TKO 2 (10), (1:56) May 26, 2005 ArgentinaEstadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Won the vacant WBA Fedecentro featherweight title.
Win 14-0-0 Mexico Luis Perez Vicente KO 4 (6), (1:49) April 16, 2005 TokyoNihon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Win 13-0-0 Philippines Melvin Ayudtud KO 1 (10), (2:07) February 5, 2005 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 12-0-0 Colombia Rafael Castillo TKO 4 (8), (2:16) December 3, 2004 PanamaFigali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama
Win 11-0-0 South Korea Sung-Hoon Park KO 1 (10), (2:42) October 2, 2004 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 10-0-0 Panama Renan Acosta UD 10 (10) August 7, 2004 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won the vacant WBA Fedelatin featherweight title.
Win 9-0-0 Philippines Michael Domingo UD 10 (10) May 1, 2004 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-0-0 Argentina Hugo Rafael Soto UD 10 (10) January 31, 2004 VenezuelaEl Poliedro, Caracas Won the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title.
Win 7-0-0 Philippines Pederito Laurente UD 10 (10) October 18, 2003 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-0-0 South Korea Jung-Keun Woo KO 2 (8), (2:12) September 20, 2003 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-0-0 Japan Thunder Ito TKO 3 (10), (2:44) July 12, 2003 Kanagawa PrefecturePacifico, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 4-0-0 Philippines Ariel Austria UD 8 (8) April 19, 2003 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-0-0 Thailand Singdam Monsaichon KO 3 (8), (1:02) March 15, 2003 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-0-0 Thailand Chawal Sor Vorapin UD 6 (6) February 15, 2003 TokyoKorakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0-0 South Korea Kyong-Soo Chung KO 1 (6), (0:45) December 15, 2002 Osaka PrefecturePrefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan Pro debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Rosenthal (December 13, 2007). "Venezuelan 'Golden Boy' happy to call Japan home". ESPN. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sendai Tanaka (April 10, 2010). "アルゼンチン・ボクシング紀行". Boxing Magazine (in Japanese) (Tokyo, Japan: Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd) (April 2010 issue): p. 77. 
  3. ^ http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=11806&more=1
  4. ^ "Linares vacates setting up twin bill in Japan". 15round.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  5. ^ Dan Rafael (September 19, 2009). "Linares signs with Golden Boy". ESPN. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ The Boxing Tribune (May 29, 2011). "Linares impresses, not Chavez". Fox Sports. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ Gabriel F. Cordero (May 28, 2011). "Linares wins in Mazatlan". fightnews.com. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Bernard 'The Executioner' Hopkins el monarca más veterano en la historia del boxeo, enfrentará al ex campeón mundial Chad 'Bad' Dawson el 15 de octubre en "Aunque usted no lo crea: Hopkins vs. Dawson"" (in Spanish). Golden Boy Promotions. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Pacquiao begins tough grind". Manila Standard Today. September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Linares with USA Olympic Team". Fightnews.com. September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ Michael Rosenthal (October 16, 2011). "DeMarco snatches victory from defeat by stopping Linares". The Ring. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ Robert Morales (October 20, 2011). "Golden Boy, Roach Push For DeMarco-Linares Rematch". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ "リナレス、逆転負けで3階級制覇失敗…WBC世界ライト級戦" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  14. ^ Dan Rafael (March 21, 2012). "Antonio DeMarco lines up July fight". ESPN. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ Boxing Clever (March 31, 2012). "Shocker: Sergio Thompson Stops Jorge Linares in Two". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=157610&cat=boxer.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Vacant
Title last held by
Humberto Soto
WBC Featherweight Interim Champion
July 21, 2007 – July 31, 2007
Promoted
Succeeded by
Óscar Larios
Preceded by
In Jin Chi
Retired
WBC Featherweight Champion
July 31, 2007 – August 13, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title last held by
Edwin Valero
WBA Super Featherweight Champion
November 28, 2008 – October 10, 2009
Succeeded by
Juan Carlos Salgado