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Sep 29 2018
Saturday

Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States

10 round contest @ Super Lightweight
Abner Cotto
Cotto
Puerto Rico flag
44-4-0
KO 3
KO 3
23-3-0

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The tape

33
Age
31
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDSDUDUD
Form
TKOTKOKOUDKO
44
Wins
23
27
By KO
12
61
KO%
52
4
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2002
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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4
WBC
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WBO
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Jorge Linares vs Abner Cotto report


Who won Linares vs Cotto?

Jorge Linares beat Abner Cotto by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.

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

Linares vs Cotto stats

Back in September 2018, Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Abner Cotto made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Linares had a slight advantage in power over Cotto, with a 61% knock out percentage over Cotto's 52%.

Jorge Linares was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Cotto had a height advantage of 2 inches over Linares. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Jorge Linares & Abner Cotto fought out of an orthodox stance.

Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 6 years and 4 months earlier than Cotto, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 228 more professional rounds, 366 to Cotto's 138.

Jorge Linares went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC at super lightweight.

Linares vs Cotto form

Jorge Linares had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

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.

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Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time did Linares vs Cotto start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Linares vs Cotto?

Linares vs Cotto was broadcast on Facebook Watch in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Facebook Watch UK.

What were the odds on Linares vs Cotto?

Jorge Linares was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Abner Cotto made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.

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Jorge Linares

Abner Cotto

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