Linares vs Cano

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  • Linares vs Cano
  • 45-4-0 31-7-1
  • TKO 1 TKO 1
  • Friday 18th January 2019
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
  • Eliminator For: WBC World Super Lightweight Championship
  • 10 Round Contest @ Super Lightweight
  • Tape
  • 33 age 29
  • 5' 8" / 173cm height 5' 7" / 170cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • KO TKO UD SD UD < form TD KO SD SD SD <
  • 45 wins 31
  • 28 by ko 21
  • 62% Ko% 68%
  • 4 Losses 7
  • 0 draws 1
  • 2002 Debut 2006
  • tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
  • WBA
  • 2 WBC 14
  • 4 WBO
  • IBF

Linares vs Cano Info

Pablo Cesar Cano beat Jorge Linares by technical knockout in the 1st round on Friday 18th January 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

This contest was for the WBC super lightweight championship of the world.

Linares vs Cano stats

Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 45 wins, 4 loses and draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Pablo Cesar Cano made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Cano had a slight advantage in power over Linares, with a 68% knock out percentage over Linares' 62%.

Jorge Linares was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.

Linares had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cano. Despite this, Cano had 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Jorge Linares & Pablo Cesar Cano fought out of an orthodox stance.

Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Cano, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 106 more professional rounds, 320 to Cano's 214.

Jorge Linares went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 4 by the WBO in the 140lb division.

Pablo Cesar Cano was ranked number 14 by the WBC in the 140lb division.

Linares vs Cano form

Linares had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Mercito Gesta on 27th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Before 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.

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.

Cano had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jorge Linares 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ruslan Madiev on 13th September 2018 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Marcelino Nicolas Lopez on 13th October 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Before that, he had been beaten by Fidel Maldonado Jr on 17th June 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Tostitos Championship Plaza, Texas.

He had won against Mauricio Herrera on 18th November 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jorge Linares had been fighting more than Pablo Cesar Cano.

Going to this contest, Jorge Linares had last fought 1 year 11 months and 29 days ago, while Pablo Cesar Cano's last outing had been 1 year 8 months and 9 days ago.

Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Cano's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

What time did Linares vs Cano start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 1:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Linares vs Cano?

Linares vs Cano was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.

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