Linares vs Morales Info
Jorge Linares beat Carlos Morales by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 14th February 2020 at Honda Center in California.
The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Linares vs Morales stats
Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 46 wins, 5 loses and 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 5 years, at 35 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 163 more professional rounds, 320 to Morales' 157.
Jorge Linares went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC and 8 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Linares vs Morales form
Linares 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 won against Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, 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.
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.
Carlos Morales had beaten 1 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Mercito Gesta on 14th November 2019 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rene Alvarado on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ryan Garcia on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had lost to Alberto Machado on 18th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Morales' last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 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.
Who broadcast Linares vs Morales?
Linares vs Morales was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.