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Jorge Linares
Jorge Linares




UD 12
UD 10
KO 12
UD 12
KO 4


5' 8" / 173 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Orthodox (R)

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The story

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.

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What is Jorge Linares' Record?

Jorge Linares' record currently stands at 47 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws. Of those 47 wins he has stopped 29 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 62%. Of his 9 loses, he's been stopped 6 times. He's boxed a total of 366 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.5 rounds on average.

What was Linares' last fight?

Jorge Linares' last fight took place against Jack Catterall's on 21st Oct 2023, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 5 months and 30 days ago.

How active is Jorge Linares?

Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Where is Jorge Linares From?

Linares was born in Venezuela.

How Old Is Jorge Linares?

The lightweight is currently 38 years old. He was born on 22nd August 1985, so he will turn 39 in 4 months and 2 days.

How long has Linares been fighting?

Jorge Linares made his professional debut in December 2002, so he has been a pro for 21 years and 4 months.

How tall is Jorge Linares?

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

What is Linares' Reach?

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

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 Maurice Hooker.

What will be Jorge Linares' Next Fight?

Jorge Linares doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Linares include Maurice Hooker.

How can I stream Jorge Linares' Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Linares' fights on DAZN UK.

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

What are some recent Jorge Linares results?

Jorge Linares has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Jack Catterall on 21st October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Zhora Hamazaryan on 11th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Zaur Abdullaev on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 12th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.

Before that, he had been beaten by Devin Haney on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California.

Jorge Linares Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
38August 22, 1985Venezuela173 cm175 cmorthodoxLightweight (135 lb)
Jorge Linares Record
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Jorge Linares Recent Contests
2023-10-21Jack CatterallLost (UD 12)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2022-12-11Zhora HamazaryanLost (UD 10)DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
2022-02-19Zaur AbdullaevLost (KO 12)RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
2021-05-29Devin HaneyLost (UD 12)Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, NV, United States
2020-02-14Carlos MoralesWon (KO 4) watch replay Honda Center, California, United States
2019-09-07Al ToyogonWon (UD 10)Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2019-01-18Pablo Cesar CanoLost (TKO 1)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2018-09-29Abner CottoWon (KO 3)Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States
2018-05-12Vasyl LomachenkoLost (TKO 10) watch replay Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2018-01-27Mercito GestaWon (UD 12)Forum, Inglewood, United States
2017-09-23Luke CampbellWon (SD 12)Forum, Inglewood, United States
2017-03-25Anthony CrollaWon (UD 12)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2016-09-24Anthony CrollaWon (UD 12)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2015-10-10Ivan CanoWon (KO 4)El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
2015-05-30Kevin MitchellWon (TKO 10) watch replay The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2014-12-30Javier PrietoWon (KO 4)Metropolitan Gym, London, Japan
2014-08-16Ira TerryWon (KO 2)StubHub Center, Carson, United States
2014-03-08Nihito ArakawaWon (UD 10)MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States

Jorge Linares' next fight

When is Jorge Linares' Next Fight?

Jorge Linares doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Linares include Maurice Hooker.

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