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Jan 27 2018
Saturday

Forum, Inglewood, United States

12 round contest @ Lightweight
43-3-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 118-110
  • 117-111
  • 118-110
UD 12
31-1-2

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Lightweight Championship
Vacant The Ring Lightweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

SDUDUDKOTKO
Form
KOUDUDSDRTD
43
Wins
31
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
3
Loses
1
0
Draws
2
2002
Debut
2003

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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The Ring
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WBA
15
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WBC
-
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WBO
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IBF
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Jorge Linares vs Mercito Gesta report


Who won Linares vs Gesta?

Jorge Linares beat Mercito Gesta by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Forum in Inglewood.

The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 117-111, 118-110 in favor of winner Jorge Linares.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the unified lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & The Ring belts on the line.

Linares vs Gesta stats

Back in January 2018, Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.

Mercito Gesta made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.

Jorge Linares was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Linares had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gesta. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Jorge Linares fought out of the orthodox stance, while Mercito Gesta was a southpaw.

Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 10 months earlier than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 96 more professional rounds, 366 to Gesta's 270.

Mercito Gesta was ranked number 15 by the WBA in the 135lb division.

Linares vs Gesta form

Linares had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Luke Campbell on 23rd September 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Crolla on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had beat Ivan Cano on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela.

He had defeated Kevin Mitchell on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

What time did Linares vs Gesta start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Linares vs Gesta?

Linares vs Gesta was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

What were the odds on Linares vs Gesta?

Jorge Linares was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Mercito Gesta made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.

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Result

Jorge

Linares

Mercito

Gesta

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Round 1

Linares
draw
Gesta
Fight Finished Early

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Jorge Linares

Mercito Gesta

108

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