Jorge Linares Would Love a Fight With Adrien Broner

By Ryan Burton

Former super featherweight champion Jorge Linares (32-3, 20KOs) recently spoke to about his future plans.  The Venezuelan is scheduled to return to the ring next month but doesn't know who he will be facing. 

"I don't know who my opponent is yet but I know I am supposed to be back on March 16th in Panama," Linares stated.

Linares dominated Antonio DeMarco throughout the majority of their October 2011 fight before being stopped by the Mexican in the 11th round.  DeMarco successfully defended the belt twice before losing it to Adrien Broner (25-0, 21KOs) this past November. Linares said that a rematch isn't at the top of his list of priorities.

"I wouldn't mind fighting DeMarco again but really unless he gets a title I am not that interested.  He isn't a champion anymore.  It would make more sense if he gets a title back," said Linares.

The 27-year-old is however interested in facing the undefeated, two division champion Broner. The two have sparred in the past and Linares thinks that an actual fight would be even better.

"Broner is a great fighter.  He is very strong.  I have sparred with him in the past and if a fight can be made with him I would love it. That would be a great fight.  I think the fans would enjoy it as well," Linares told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dwighttsharpe on 02-05-2013

Why do these habitual losers think they can just keep fighting for championships? Prove you deserve it! Win your eliminators instead of getting ktfo! This guy gets killed in every important fight he gets and now he wants to just…

Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 02-05-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12995113]we are talking about a guy who 2 fights ago lost to a nameless mexican cab driver in the 2nd round.[/QUOTE] it's funny because it's true. Linares is fragile as hell. and anyone who thinks he can get through 12…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 02-04-2013

lol, this site has went full retard. we are talking about a guy who 2 fights ago lost to a nameless mexican cab driver in the 2nd round. and this is a good fight? wtf am i even missing???

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-04-2013

I can't think of a better fight at 135 then this 1

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 02-04-2013

[QUOTE=rey guey;12995076]I just don't see that. it was a championship fight. Linares was hurt no doubt but it was still defending and about ready to slip a punch when Caiz almost tackles Linares. less than a mintue left, he wasn't…

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