Burns vs Linares Info
Ricky Burns could take on Jorge Linares in Late 2020 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
The contest would be for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.
Burns vs Linares stats
Ricky Burns would step into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jorge Linares would make his way to the ring with a record of 47 wins and 5 loses, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Linares would have a large advantage in power over Burns, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Burns' 37%.
Ricky Burns is the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Burns has a height advantage of 2 inches over Linares. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Ricky Burns & Jorge Linares fight out of an orthodox stance.
Burns is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2001, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Linares, who’s first professional fight was in 2002. He has fought 84 more professional rounds, 404 to Linares' 320.
Jorge Linares is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 8 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Burns vs Linares form
Burns has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Lee Selby on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Scott Cardle on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Crolla on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had lost to Julius Indongo on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
He had won against Kiryl Relikh on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Linares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Pablo Cesar Cano on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Lightweight eliminator fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Linares has been fighting more than Ricky Burns.
Ricky Burns last fought 11 months and 4 days ago, while Jorge Linares' last outing was 7 months and 16 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.