Jorge Linares, Terry Flanagan Trade Words - Call For Unification

WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan says he's ready to unify against the other belt-holders, and has targeted Jorge Linares.

This weekend, the Venezuelan defended his WBA belt against Britain's Luke Campbell, earning a split decision win in Los Angeles.

On Saturday morning before the fight, Flanagan tweeted Linares about a unification: "If you beat Campbell tonight don't go running, I'm here #unification #realfight".


After his victory, Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) replied: "Stop talking too much, lets fight and then we will see who is the best".

"I'm ready when you are," said the Manchester boxer, "Frank Warren make this fight so I can prove I'm the best lightweight on the planet."

At 33-0, Flanagan holds the longest current unbeaten record in British boxing. Since winning his title in July 2015, the southpaw has made five defences. Most recently he outpointed Petr Petrov in his hometown on April 8th.

Linares is no stranger to British opposition. Prior to facing Campbell, the 32-year-old defeated Anthony Crolla twice and Kevin Mitchell in the U.K.

A match-up between Flanagan and Linares would be an exciting proposition in a packed division that also features Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Califire209 on 09-29-2017

[QUOTE=sammybee;18089041]Easter won't fight Garcia because Garcia beat Easter jr mentor, Broner.[/QUOTE] LOL indeed that's why I said in a perfect world

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 09-26-2017

Enough with beating up on Brits. Linares should fight Mikey Garcia next.

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-26-2017

People criticizing Linares for wanting to unify ? Pathetic

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-26-2017

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;18089884][B]He could've got the Mikey fight before the second Crolla fight and before the Campbell fight and right now.[/B] Instead he's calling out another light punching unproven Euro. He doesn't want to see Mikey. There is more money in…

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 09-26-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18089808]Then you should be satisfied that he put himself in mandatory position and is not the one talking about moving up in weight when he knows the WBC is forced to push the fight, hes not talking about vacating or…

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