Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Linares-Cano Sanctioned as WBC Eliminator For Jose Ramirez Shot

By Miguel Rivera

The upcoming fight between Pablo Cesar Cano and Venezuela's Jorge Linares, which is scheduled for the 18th in the Hulu Theater of Madison Square Garden in New York, has been sanctioned as an official WBC world title eliminator at junior welterweight.

The winner will be in line for a title crack at current World Boxing Council champion Jose Ramirez, and that is enough motivation for both boxers to go all-out in what is expected to be an action fight.

"The motivation is not lacking in this fight, just the fact of facing Linares had already excited us, the fact of it being an eliminator has excited us much more. We have worked very well and when you work very hard things go well. Fighting with Linares is a good opportunity for me, I'm focused on giving the fight of my life," said Cano to ESPN Deportes.

jorge-linares (7)_1

The winner of the battle in New York, which will be distributed through DAZN, must then wait for the winner of the clash between José Ramírez and José Zepeda - which takes place on February 10.

Earlier this week, Linares (45-4, 28 KOs) told ESPN's Zone that he was smarter, faster and more experienced than Cano, but none of that will make him overconfident.

Cano is not paying any attention to his statements. He plans to come in with a lot of motivation to take the fight to Linares.

"He can thinks what he wants, I have to go out and do my job, I've said that I'm going for all or nothing in this fight and that's the kind of fighter he's going to face," said the 29-year-old Mexican. boxer with a record of of 31-7-1 and 21 knockouts.

The main event of the card will feature Demetrius Andrade making a defense of his World Boxing Organization middleweight title against Artur Akavov.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by factsarenice on 01-13-2019

Linares - Cano is a showcase to get to Ramirez. In the end, styles make fights and Ramirez doesn't have the style. Lastly, I expect Linares to call out Lomackenko at 140 were he can up his size advantage.

Comment by factsarenice on 01-13-2019

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;19428138]Linares - Ramírez? I can dig that. great scrap. In house bob musta paid prograis a FORTUNE to go into the WBSS.[/QUOTE] True, Linares and Ramirez is a scrap but Bob paying off Prograis...bizarre comment. It's become as fashionable…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 01-12-2019

Linares - Ramírez? I can dig that. great scrap. In house bob musta paid prograis a FORTUNE to go into the WBSS.

Comment by chico malo loc on 01-12-2019

Can’t wait for Ramirez vs linares!

Comment by richardt on 01-12-2019

This is ridiculous!!!! How does a .500 fighter since 2012 get an eliminator???!! Cano has done nothing to warrant being in an eliminator!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Linares: Cano Surprised Me, I Felt Better at 135 - Hard To Make It Demetrius Andrade: Put Golovkin in Front of Me - I'll Destroy Him! Why Most of Us Still Root For Manny Pacquiao Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement