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Who won Linares vs Morales?
Jorge Linares beat Carlos Morales by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 14th February 2020 at Honda Center in California.
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 fight appeared on the undercard of Ryan Garcia beating Francisco Fonseca. Also, on the undercard Blair Cobbs beat Samuel Kotey Neequaye and Alexis Rocha defeated Brad Solomon.
Linares vs Morales stats
Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 46 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Morales made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 4 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Linares had advantage in power over Morales, with a 61% knock out percentage over Morales' 42%.
Jorge Linares was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Morales had a height advantage of 1 inch over Linares. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Jorge Linares & Carlos Morales fought out of an orthodox stance.
Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 9 years and 1 month earlier than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 175 more professional rounds, 332 to Morales' 157.
Jorge Linares went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC and 8 by the WBO at lightweight.
Linares vs Morales form
Linares had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 beat 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.
Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Morales' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
What time did Linares vs Morales start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Honda Center, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Linares vs Morales?
Jorge Linares was a 3/25 (-833) favourite going into the contest, while Carlos Morales made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.