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Jorge Linares Would Love Jose Ramirez or Mikey Garcia Next

Former three division world champion Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) is hunting for more gold - this time at the junior welterweight limit of 140-pounds.

Linares make his debut at the new weight class on Saturday night, when he faces Abner "Pin" Cotto (23-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the Sept. 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch.

The contest takes place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

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Linares has been out of the ring since May, when he was knocked out by Vasyl Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Linares put in a courageous effort and even scored a knockdown of Lomachenko.

A change in weight class was not a last minute decision for the Venezuelan boxer.

"I had been thinking about moving to 140 pounds for some time. When the opportunity to fight Lomachenko came, I took the fight at 135 pounds even though it was already difficult to do so. If I were to get the opportunity to fight him again, I would drop to 135 pounds, but for now I'll look for more opportunities at 140 pounds," Linares said.

And Linares wants title fights with WBC, IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia - but at 140, and a showdown with WBC 140-pound champion Jose Ramirez.

But he's not overlooking the task at hand, when he faces Cotto - who is the cousin of former four division world champion and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto.

"A fight with Mikey Garcia or Jose Ramirez would be excellent, but I need to get stay focused on the opponent in front of me. I know Abner Cotto is tough. He knows how to fight on the inside and the outside. I know he will work hard to give a great fight this Saturday," Linares said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by factsarenice on 09-26-2018

Mikey isn't ducking Loma but... it's fairly obvious that Loma's style is all wrong for Mikey and I'm certain Mikey knows that. [QUOTE=.!WAR MIKEY!;19140679]LOl Homeboy theres a reason why you said you chose loma instead of Mikey, theirs as reason…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 09-26-2018

Sign me up for Linares and Ramirez!! I would like the Garcia fight only to measure what Mikey did compared to Loma other than that I like the Ramirez fight better.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 09-26-2018

Linares vs ramirez sounds like a really good matchup.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-26-2018

Sign me up for either fight! Linares vs. Ramirez would be a war! Linares and Mikey would be a chess match!

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 09-26-2018

LOl Homeboy theres a reason why you said you chose loma instead of Mikey, theirs as reason loma been ducking mikey lmao. Mikey is ****ing killing brain cells from 135-147

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