Linares Hopes Next Fight Leads To Figueroa Clash
By Hisao Adachi
Former champion Jorge Linares (35-3, 23KOs) is hoping to eventually face WBC interim-champion Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17KOs) later in the year.
Up first for Linares, is a fight with Japan's Nihito Arakawa (24-3, 16KOs), who went to war for twelve rounds with Figueroa last year. The fight will take place on March 8th as part of the Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
On the same card, talks are ongoing for Figueroa to face Canelo's brother Ricardo Alvarez (23-2-3, 14KOs).
If they both pull through on the show, Linares would like to land Figueroa in the following match.
Definitely feel like linares is being underrated right now he's had I think three or four fights since his last loss and they have all been won by stoppage granted they were not all world class but I personally think…Comment by Light_Speed on 01-14-2014
Two good fights for Linares. And it looks like he went back to his old self (which is good) now that he left Roach.Comment by titanium on 01-14-2014
Linares is pretty used up but he will still be a test for Figueroa.Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-14-2014
[quote=any craic lad?] Quote: Originally Posted by Pez Am I the only one who has any faith in Linares? His loss to DeMarco wasn't really a knock on his skills, his face just didn't hold up and I'm sure all…Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-14-2014
[quote=Young Money] I still like watching Linares. He should of never gone with Roach and instead hired someone like Nacho Berestein. [/quote] If he's still with Salas, Salas can do some good things for him. If Linares' face wasn't made…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (21)