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Photos: Thompson's Cancun Shocker Over Jorge Linares

By Hesiquio Balderas

This past Saturday night at the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico - the boxing world witnessed a sure contender for "upset of the year" - as unknown Mexican hard-hitter Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20KOs) stopped "El Nino De Oro" Jorge Linares (31-3, 20KOs) in two rounds. Linares was returning for the first time since last October's TKO loss to Antonio DeMarco. Linares already had July rematch scheduled with WBC lightweight champion DeMarco in Los Angeles, but now Thompson is in line for the shot.

Thompson came out as promised, throwing big shots from the opening round and caught the former champion with several hard shots. In the second, Linares was stunned by several punches and went down. Linares beat the count, but a serious cut opened up above the left eye and the ringside doctor stopped the fight.

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phantomas on 04-03-2012

Nobody saw the headbutt but everybody saw the huge punch landing right there and the blood dipping right away. :smashfrea

Comment by BIGPOPPAPUMP on 04-03-2012

[QUOTE=UmissUpay;11965594]not a single picture out there of linares cut close up?[/QUOTE] GBP says the cut was so deep you could see the bone. They don't argue with the stoppage. They argue over the TKO results. They claim the cut was…

Comment by Phantomas on 04-03-2012

[QUOTE=Cuauhtémoc1520;11965488]Thought the fight was stopped too early but damn, Linares can't defend anything right now. Another question, why is the Mexican dude named Thompson?[/QUOTE] Most likely grand father of him was an english slave, just like Breidis Prescott from Colombia.

Comment by UmissUpay on 04-03-2012

not a single picture out there of linares cut close up?

Comment by Hougigo on 04-03-2012

Congrats to Thompson... but with that showing, I don't take him over Demarco.

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