Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Linares vs Flanagan?
Jorge Linares could take on Terry Flanagan in Summer 2021 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
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).
Linares vs Flanagan stats
Jorge Linares would step into the ring with a record of 47 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Terry Flanagan would make his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Linares would have a large advantage in power over Flanagan, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Flanagan's 39%.
Jorge Linares is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Flanagan has a height advantage of 2 inches over Linares. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Jorge Linares fights out of the orthodox stance, while Terry Flanagan is a southpaw.
Linares is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 6 years and 1 month earlier than Flanagan, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 113 more professional rounds, 332 to Flanagan's 219.
Jorge Linares goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC and 7 by the RING at lightweight.
Linares vs Flanagan form
Linares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Devin Haney on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Flanagan has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Michael Ansah on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jonas Segu on 12th July 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Olympia, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Regis Prograis on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Maurice Hooker on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Petr Petrov on 8th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Linares has been fighting more than Terry Flanagan.
Jorge Linares last fought 24 days ago, while Terry Flanagan's last outing was 1 year, 8 months and 11 days ago.
Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
Flanagan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Linares vs Flanagan?
Terry Flanagan is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Jorge Linares if you fancy the incredible upset.