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 Last update:  2/4/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Jorge Linares Would Love a Fight With Adrien Broner
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By Ryan Burton

Former super featherweight champion Jorge Linares (32-3, 20KOs) recently spoke to BoxingScene.com 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 BoxingScene.com

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Tags: Adrien Broner , Jorge Linares



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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 overlook Demarco? Seeing what Demarco did to him last time, I ...

comment by S. Saddler 1310, on 02-05-2013
[QUOTE=DempseyRollin]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 rounds without being hit by Broner is out of their gourd.

comment by Bobby Shmurda, 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]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 saving Linares, just look at the video. the majority of blood was fro...

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