WBA Super featherweight
He won his first defense of his title by an 8th round KO against Gamaliel Diaz on December 12, 2007. Linares relinquished the title on August 13, 2008, in order to move up to super featherweight
WBC Interim World Featherweight Champion
On July 21, 2007, Linares won the vacant WBC Interim World Featherweight Championship after knocking out Óscar Larios, who would later inherit his title, in the 10th round. He won his first defense of his title by an 8th round KO against Gamaliel Diaz on December 12, 2007. Linares relinquished the title on August 13, 2008, in order to move up to super featherweight
In December of 2014, he took his third divisional crown when he knocked out Javier "El Implacable" Prieto in four rounds for the WBC Lightweight World Championship. He has since defended the title twice with a technical knockout victory over Kevin "Mighty" Mitchell in May 2015 and a knockout over Ivan "Macanon" Cano in October 2015.
"el niño de oro" linares
FOUR-TIME WORLD CHAMPION
On July 21, 2007, when Jorge Linares was just 21 years old, he came to the United States for his debut in the capital of the fight world against Oscar Larios with a host of expectations.Not only was he fighting for his first world title against a former world champion with years of title experience, but he did so on the undercard of one of 2007’s biggest fights (Bernard Hopkins vs Winky Wright) while entering the ring with the lofty moniker “El Nino de Oro”.Yes, Linares – like Oscar De La Hoya - is known as “The Golden Boy”.But once the bell rang, the charismatic Linares was not be awed by the bright lights of Las Vegas, and he halted Larios in ten rounds to win the WBC featherweight crown and let the fight world know that he arrived.
18 YEARS OF BOXING EXPERIENCE
27 WINS BY KNOCKOUT
3 DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
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