Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Golden Boy, Roach Push For DeMarco-Linares Rematch

By Robert Morales

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has asked the WBC for a rematch between Saturday's semi-main event fighters - Jorge Linares and Antonio DeMarco. Way ahead on the scorecards, Linares was stopped at 2:32 of the 11th round of the lightweight title fight. 

Linares' face was a bloody mask because of a deep cut on the bridge of his nose and three cuts around his right eye. It  was obviously affecting him in the round, and DeMarco was able to take advantage by punishing Linares during his best round of the fight.

"We asked the WBC to order an immediate rematch," Schaefer said to BoxingScene.com. "That's what Jorge wants and I think that's what Jorge deserves because the fact is Jorge was fighting most of the fight with a bloody face, a very bloody face and yet he kept winning round by round and round by round, even though he had that bloody face.

"He was in the fight and he was stopped, I think, like five seconds (actually 28) before the end of the 11th round and he  was still punching back. He obviously got caught there by some good shots but he was punching."

Schaefer said that under the circumstances, including the championship being on the line, the fair thing would have been for referee Raul Caiz to let Linares finish the round and then have the doctor take a look at him before the 12th.

Linares was ahead by six, six and eight points at the time of the stoppage.

Linares' trainer Freddie Roach is bothered by the idea that all four cuts were supposedly caused by legal blows, at least according to Caiz, who never said otherwise.

"Yeah, I think that warrants a rematch," Roach said. "He fought a very brave fight and the thing is I still say all those cuts didn't come from fair blows like the referee said. If one of those cuts was caused by a head-butt, it goes to the scorecards and we get the decision. There were four cuts and the referee said they were all from legal punches, and I find that hard to believe."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clint650 on 10-20-2011

great fight. i dont think the ref was aware on who was winning on the cards, so i cant blame him for stepping in when he did. Linares stacked a bunch of rounds but the pressure from Demarco was killing…

Comment by Light_Speed on 10-20-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11315793]So what if he was shoe-shining demarco and looing fancy here and there, the fact of the matter is demarco landed harder punches. Thats what counts in Pro-boxing. It isnt the amateurs where landing a bunch of slaps wins you…

Comment by Buthopvlick on 10-20-2011

I'd love to see them do it again , and i think DeMarco stop Linares sooner in the rematch!!!

Comment by Prawn Jovi on 10-20-2011

This was a fight! It seemed clear to me that Linares wasn't going to win by KO, but I did think he was going to win. DeMarco just kept coming with the pressure and Linares couldn't hang. I gotta say…

Comment by Phantomas on 10-20-2011

[QUOTE=F l i c k e r;11316779]Hell yeah, a rematch is a definite must. If that fight isn't stopped right there, Linares wins a wide UD. He wasn't hurt...[/QUOTE] I stopped reading right there :ugh:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Gennady Golovkin Meets With Promoter, Discusses Future Plans Dogboe, Teofimo Lopez in Line For Lomachenko-Pedraza Card Wilder's Manager Doubts Joshua Fight Will Happen in 2019 Canelo-Golovkin - No Robbery, Embrace The Fight For What It Is George Groves Warns Smith: I'm in The Form of My Life Saul Rodriguez To Return on Berchelt-Roman ESPN+ Card Photo: Carl Frampton, Josh Warrington - Face To Face at Presser Canelo-GGG Rematch Earned Less $$$ From Tickets Than 1st Fight Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer Set For 11/17 In Atlantic City Wilder's Team Have 'No Desire' For New Meeting on Joshua Deal Matchroom Inks Eight Year Content Deal With DAZN Canada Lomachenko vs. Pedraza Official For December 8, MSG Theater Angel Acosta vs. Abraham Rodriguez Tops Golden Boy Card News: Zhang Zhilei, Junior Younan, Kai Robin Havnaa, More Billy Joe Saunders Hit With £100,000 Fine By The BBBoC Jessie Vargas vs. Thomas Dulorme To Have WBC Silver at Stake Cunningham: I'll Resurrect Lubin, Guarantee He Will Rule at 154 Hearn: If Fury Beats Wilder, Rematch Will Prevent Joshua-Fury WBC Prez on Porter-Spence Unification, Thurman's Direct Shot Tony Bellew: I Know I'll Find A Way To Beat Usyk; I Always Do JJ McDonagh Blasts Eubanks as "Fakes" Nicola Adams Aims To Blast Out Millan For WBO Crown Usyk: One Reason We Agreed To Face Bellew - Is To Get Joshua! Michael Conlan: Vladimir Nikitin Will Be My First Step Up Golovkin's Coach Doubts Age Will Be a Factor in Canelo Trilogy Brian Rose Vows To Make His Comeback in Top Form Incessant Sanctioning Silliness Prompts Alternative Crusade Canelo Has No Issue Working Out New Deal With HBO Anthony Joshua: Dillian Whyte Deserves it More Than Tyson Fury Gamboa Views Juanma as Springboard To Lomachenko Fight Anthony Joshua Asks Tyson Fury: Why Am I a Sh*thouse? Alantez Fox Picks Up Return Win, Beats Elvin Ayala Canelo Alvarez Receives Medical Clearance For December Fight Crolla: If I Win, A Good Chance The Lomachenko Fights Happens Bellew: If I Don't Stop After This, My Wife Will Divorce Me! Espinoza: Showtime Not Going Anywhere; Spending More $$$ In 2019 Salvador Briseno Inks Promotional With All Star Boxing News: Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Ward, McCullough, Doyle, Egbunike Tony Bellew: Usyk is a Monster – But I Can Knock Him Out! Joshua's Promoter: The Sole Focus, 100%, is Wilder Fight in April
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement