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Linares vs. Gesta - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Fighters on the special double main event of Matthysse vs. Kiram and Linares vs. Gesta held a final press conference on Thursday ahead of the explosive Golden Boy Promotions card that will take place this Jan. 27 at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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In the first part of this spectacular main event, former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) of Chubut, Argentina will take on undefeated Thai superstar Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) in a 12-round battle for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship.

In the second main event, Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) will face Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) in a 12-round defense of his WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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JORGE "EL NIÑO DE ORO" LINARES, WBA AND RING MAGAZINE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION:
"Thank you for this opportunity, Mercito Gesta. I'm ready. I'm here to give a good fight. I trained in Japan, and I trained here in the states. I'm not thinking about any other fight right now. Gesta is a tough fighter. He'a a quick southpaw who is dangerous. It's very important to be victorious this Saturday. Bigger and better things will come with a victory this Saturday."
 
MERCITO "NO MERCY" GESTA, LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER:
"I just want to say thank you to the media and to HBO. This Saturday I'll be coming to take home the title. I've been training hard for this fight. This is my second shot at a title, and I'll make the most of it with a knockout victory."
 
FREDDIE ROACH, HALL OF FAME TRAINER TO MERCITO GESTA:
"It's been a really good training camp. He's worked hard in training camp. I just want to wish the best of luck to our opponent."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BobLoblaw on 01-27-2018

Round 11 approaching. Linares surely has a comfortable lead but Gesta is eating everything and knows he needs a knockout. Championship rounds could be tasty.

Comment by BobLoblaw on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=millcitymauler;18441821]Mine has the BoxNation bug in the upper right corner but one of the commentators is Doug Fischer - no Brits Anyways, cool to get a close look at Linares against a skilled and determined foe[/QUOTE] Still, the commentary is…

Comment by millcitymauler on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=BobLoblaw;18441807]This commentary is awful. I'm watching the Boxnation stream but wish Barry was calling the fight.[/QUOTE]Mine has the BoxNation bug in the upper right corner but one of the commentators is Doug Fischer - no Brits Anyways, cool to get…

Comment by BobLoblaw on 01-27-2018

This commentary is awful. I'm watching the Boxnation stream but wish Barry was calling the fight.

Comment by BobLoblaw on 01-27-2018

Let's have an upset!

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