Jorge Linares
  • Jorge Linares

  • 47-5-0
  • form TKO 10KO 3TKO 1UD 10KO 4 <
  • Stats
  • age35
  • height 5' 8" / 173cm
  • reach 68.9" / 175cm
  • stanceOrthodox (r)
  • Full record
  • wins47
  • by ko29
  • ko%62%
  • Lost5
  • Stopped5
  • Draws0
  • Debut2002
  • pro rds320
  • Ranking @ Lightweight
  • The Ring8
  • WBO6
  • IBF-
  • WBC4
  • WBA3

Born on August 22, 1985 in Barinas, Venezuela, Jorge Linares came from humble beginnings, as he lived in a small town and his family didn’t have much. While he was also good at running and volleyball, his father told him that he should stick with boxing. As an amateur, he won gold at two tournaments in 1999, Venezuela’s Juniors National Championship and Juniors Venezuela Panama Dual. He won the silver medal the next year at the National Championship, and then won gold again at the Juniors National Championship in 2001. By the time he finished his amateur career, he had an excellent record of 89-5.

Getting the opportunity to box professionally over in Japan, Linares snatched it up and began his career at just 17 years old on December 15, 2002. He fought Kyong-Soo Chung and won by KO in the first round. Fighting on small shows around Japan and taking on journeyman fighters, he took his record to 7-0 before he got a chance to fight for the WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title in his home country. It took place on January 31, 2004 against Hugo Rafael Soto, and he ended up winning by unanimous decision after 10 rounds.

His next three fighters were in Tokyo, as he picked up a unanimous decision over Michael Domingo, a unanimous decision over Renan Acosta to win the WBA Fedelatin featherweight title, and a first-round KO over Sung-Hoon Park. After three more stoppage victories, he beat Jean Javier Sotelo on May 26, 2005 to pick up the WBA Fedecentro featherweight title.

Jorge Linares was showing improvements in his technique every time he stepped into the ring, and after building a 23-0 record, he got his first shot at a world title. It came against Oscar Larios on July 21, 2007, and with a 10th-round TKO he won the WBC featherweight title.

After defending that belt once, he made the move to super featherweight, where he won the WBA title with a fifth-round TKO over Whyber Garcia. He defended this belt once before suffering a huge upset when he was beaten by first-round TKO against Juan Carlos Salgado.

Linares took some time off and rebounded on March 27, 2010 with a majority decision win over Francisco Lorenzo. A four-fight winning streak earned him a shot at the WBC lightweight title, but despite a strong performance in that fight against Antonio DeMarco, he was stopped in the 11th-round because of a bad cut on his nose. In his next fight, he was stopped again, this time by Sergio Thompson by way of second-round TKO.

With consecutive losses for the first time in his career, Jorge Linares took just over six months off and came back on October 7, 2012 to beat Hector Velazquez by unanimous decision. He won six fights in a row to get another shot at the WBC lightweight title, and this time he came through with a fourth-round KO over Javier Prieto. After two title defenses, Linares then beat Anthony Croalla by unanimous decision to win the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles.

Jorge Linares Profile

What is Jorge Linares' Record?

Jorge Linares' record currently stands at 47 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws.

Of those 47 wins, he's stopped 29 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 62%.

Of his 5 loses, he's been stopped 5 times.

He's boxed a total of 320 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.2 rounds on average.

What was Linares' last fight?

Jorge Linares' last fight took place against Carlos Morales' on 14th Feb 2020, in California, United States. He won by knockout in the 4th round. That fight was 8 months and 9 days ago.

Where is Jorge Linares From?

Linares was born in Venezuela.

How Old Is Jorge Linares?

The lightweight is currently 35 years old. He was born on 22nd August 1985, so he will turn 36 in 9 months and 30 days.

How long has Linares been fighting?

Jorge Linares made his professional debut in December 2002, so he has been a pro for 17 years and 10 months.

How good is Jorge Linares?

Linares is currently ranked 8th by the The Ring, 6th by the WBO, 4th by the WBC and 3rd by the WBA at Lightweight.

How tall is Jorge Linares?

Linares is 5' 8" (5 Foot and 8 inches) which is 173cm (1 meter and 73 centimetres).

What is Linares' Reach?

His reach is 68.9 inches (68.9") which is 175cm (1 meter and 75 centimetres).

What stance does Jorge Linares use?

Linares fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Jorge Linares?

Some potential future fights for Linares include Mikey Garcia, Terry Flanagan, Javier Fortuna, Unified Super Lightweight Champion Jose Carlos Ramirez and Adrien Broner.

How can I stream Jorge Linares' Fight?

In the UK you can usually stream Linares' fights on BoxNation via BT Sports App and BoxNation.

In the US you can usually stream Jorge Linares' fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Jorge Linares results?

Linares has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Mercito Gesta on 27th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Luke Campbell on 23rd September 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Crolla on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had defeated Anthony Crolla on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had won against Ivan Cano on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela.

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What will be Jorge Linares' Next Fight?

Jorge Linares' doesn't currently have a fight scheduled. Some potential future fights for Jorge Linares include Mikey Garcia, Terry Flanagan, Javier Fortuna, Unified Super Lightweight Champion Jose Carlos Ramirez and Adrien Broner.

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Jorge Linares's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Garcia vs Linares
  • 40-1-0 47-5-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBC World Lightweight Championship
  • Ramirez vs Linares
  • 26-0-0 47-5-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBC World Super Lightweight Championship

Jorge Linares's Last 5 Fights

  • Linares vs Morales
  • 46-5-0 19-4-4
  • KO 4 KO 4
  • Friday 14th February 2020
  • Linares vs Toyogon
  • 45-5-0 10-4-1
  • UD 10 UD 10
  • Saturday 7th September 2019
  • Linares vs Cano
  • 45-4-0 31-7-1
  • TKO 1 TKO 1
  • Friday 18th January 2019
  • Eliminator For: WBC World Super Lightweight Championship
  • Linares vs Cotto
  • 44-4-0 23-3-0
  • KO 3 KO 3
  • Saturday 29th September 2018
  • Linares vs Lomachenko
  • 44-3-0 10-1-0
  • TKO 10 TKO 10
  • Saturday 12th May 2018
  • WBA World Lightweight Championship
  • The Ring Lightweight Championship

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