By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com
EDITOR'S NOTE: Although Linares was penciled in to be on the show, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz advised BoxingScene.com that he won't see action on February 23rd in Detroit. Linares will return on a date in March or April, says Diaz.
Former champion Jorge Linares (32-3, 20KOs) will return on February 23rd in Detroit, according to Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz. Linares was previously being announced to return on a March date in Panama.
The card is taking place at the Mosaic Theatre and Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (32-4, 19 Kos) will defend hs IBF junior middleweight title in the main event against Ishe Smith (24-5, 11 KOs). Showtime is televing the card.
"[Linares' return] will be in Detroit, Michigan, on February 23, but I still don't have an opponent," Diaz said.
Linares is now training in Las Vegas with Cuban trainer Ismael Salas.