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.
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/TKOComment 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 seenPost a Comment - View More User Comments (27)