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Shocker: Sergio Thompson Stops Jorge Linares in Two

Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Mexico - Returning for the first time since last October's TKO loss to Antonio DeMarco, "El Nino De Oro" Jorge Linares (31-3, 20KOs) was stopped in two rounds by hard-hitter Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20KOs). Thompson took the fight to Linares and started testing the former champion's chin and caught him with several good shots. By the end of the round, Linares started firing back with his own hard shots. In the second, Thompson rocked Linares with a variety of punches and put him down. Linares beat the count, looked hurt, and had a nasty cut open up above the left eye - and the fight was stopped.

Linares already had July rematch scheduled with WBC lightweight champion DeMarco in Los Angeles, but obviously that fight is now down the drain.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elotero on 04-02-2012

[QUOTE=Roman Moreno;11958175]Who is saying that GBP set him up to lose? There is a difference between a setup and incompetence. Linares was undefeated confident fighter going into the fights. Now, he suffered a few set backs, coming back from getting…

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-02-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11960721]Ur arguing semantics. Who cares about the doc. He did his job and he was rite. This isn't a medical forum. Linares lost and the loss was legitimate he wasn't robbed.[/QUOTE] If it was the other way around and Thompson…

Comment by BMWM3P on 04-01-2012

Linares is the most talented boxer to ever underachieve so much.

Comment by koolttt on 04-01-2012

Is this the same guy Roach said would dance circle around Brandon Rios?......LOL

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 04-01-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;11960461]Just because he ended up being right doesn't mean he wasn't biased. The doctor in the Klitschko-Lewis fight took much longer to stop it and the cut was like 10 times worse.[/QUOTE] Ur arguing semantics. Who cares about the doc.…

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