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Abril vs. Linares is Finalized For November in Japan

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that a deal was finalized for Jorge Linares (34-3, 22KOs) to challenge Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8KOs) for the WBA lightweight championship on November 10th in Tokyo, Japan. Promoter Mr. Honda of Teiken Promotions, who co-promote Linares with Golden Boy, is staging the show.

Abril last fought in March, winning a twelve round decision over previously undefeated Sharif Bogere. Linares, a former world champion, has won three in a row since suffering back to back defeats to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson.

"We know this is going to be a tough fight because Abril has a difficult style, but I'm confident Linares can win. Linares learned from the mistakes that he made in his past fights and gained valuable experience to prepare him for a fight like this," Diaz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ladiesman217 on 09-28-2013

This is scheduled for November 10th, which is a Sunday. Does that mean this is a Sunday morning event in Japan so it's a Saturday night fight in the US?

Comment by P-4-P-King on 09-27-2013

This will be a good fight. I think Linares pulls it off though. wouldnt be surprised if he wins by KO/TKO

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-27-2013

i remember making a thread the night abril won his title discussing this fight. glad to see it's actually happening. hopefully it lands on fox sports so i can dvr it if i can't catch it live. as the majority…

Comment by Bronsky on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13786250]That Thompson fight, reminded of Gatti's skin almost. Great comparison BTW :lol1: Who do you got winning this one, fellow Lomo?[/QUOTE] Linares by outworking imo. Abril is a VERY good boxer and utilizes the clinch well. I can see…

Comment by Bushidō on 09-26-2013

this is probably Linares last chance to make something of himself. Linares is seriously one of the most gifted fighters I've ever seen

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