Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Photos: Jorge Linares, Carlos Morales - Plan For Fireworks

Text by Jake Donovan, photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos

Any massacre to take place on St. Valentine's Day will be saved for the action in the ring.

Ryan Garcia and Francisco Fonseca made weight along with all other participants due to appear on the four-fight main portion of a DAZN livestream, airing Friday evening from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

 linares-morales (1)_1

Victorville, California's Garcia (19-0, 16KOs) checked in at a fighting fit 134.8 for the 12-round main event, as did Nicaragua's Fonseca (25-2-2, 19KOs), a former two-time title challenger.

linares-morales (2)_1

Garcia has vowed to capture his first major title in 2020, although his next opponent could be determined by the time he steps into the ring.

That will depend on whether Jorge Linares can remain in the win column. The former three-division titlist didn't have any issue in returning all the way down to the lightweight division, where he faces California's Carlos Morales in a 10-round co-feature.

cobbs-kotey (2)

Linares came in at 134.8 pounds in search of his second straight win following a stunning 1st round knockout loss to Pablo Cano last January. Morales tipped the scales at 135 pounds.

cobbs-kotey (1)

In a welterweight preliminary bout, unbeaten Alexis Rocha (15-0, 10KOs) weighed 146.4 pounds for his 10-round crossroads clash versus Brad Solomon, who hit the 147-pound mark on the second try. The Douglasville, Georgia native weighed 147.2 pounds on first try, before stripping down to make 147 without having to leave the stage.

cobbs-kotey (3)

Opening the four-fight stream, charismatic welterweight prospect Blair Cobbs faces Ghana's Samuel Kotey in a scheduled 10-round bout. Cobbs (13-0-1, 9KOs) weighed 145.8 pounds, while Kotey came in at a fit 146.4 pounds, yet in a feisty mood. Cobbs offered the Ghana native a bouquet of roses in the spirit of the passionate holiday, while Kotey promised to plant enough punches on his kisser to knock him out.

linares-morales (1)_1

linares-morales (2)_1

rocha-soloman (1)_1

rocha-soloman (2)_1

carlos-morales_2

jorge-linares_8

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by NachoMan on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20388662][img]https://i.imgur.com/En1GGuF.gif[/img] I'm just tuning in tomorrow to see Blair 'The Flair' Cobbs stylin and profilin baby! WOOOO![/QUOTE] Right? No real skills to speak of, but the dude is a natural entertainer. :boxing:

Comment by 1hourRun on 02-14-2020

[img]https://i.imgur.com/En1GGuF.gif[/img] I'm just tuning in tomorrow to see Blair 'The Flair' Cobbs stylin and profilin baby! WOOOO!

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 02-14-2020

Very excited to see Linares in action. He is probably facing Garcia next. Whoopo damm

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (3)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Kevin Johnson Set For August 22 Billam-Smith Got Big Lessons From 30 Rounds of Sparring With Briedis Hearn: Cheeseman-Eggington One Of Best Fights I've Seen Live; I'd Love To See It Again Arum: 4-Fight Broadcasts, 7-Fight Cards When Boxing Returns To ESPN 8/22 Linares: Where Is Ryan Garcia? Still Playing Online While I'm Training For A Real Fight Fortuna Eager To Honor Lewkowicz By Becoming Three-Division Champ Dmitry Salita On COVID-19 Protocols For Upcoming Shows Christy Martin, The Promoter, Plans To Deliver in Daytona Terri Harper: Many More Doors Will Open After Natasha Jonas Fight News: Ryan Walker, Lorenzo Simpson, Chad Sugden, More Joshua: I Told Fury, 'If We Get Fight Together - Don't Worry About Usyk' Salita Tabs David Berlin as General Counsel and Consultant Pacquiao's Long-Term Future Best Served By Avoiding Crawford Hearn: I'm Almost Certain That Canelo's First Choice is Callum Smith Shawn Porter vs. Sebastian Formella Sanctioned For WBC Silver Title WBC Prez on Tyson-Jones: They Should Wear Headgear, Use 16 or 18-Ounce Gloves Lennox Allen: I Feel Like Morrell Skipped The Line To The Title Dmitry Bivol To Return To The Ring Near The End of 2020 Kavaliauskas Still Needs Foe For September 12, Imam Not In Cuadras Continues Training, Waits For Confirmation of Estrada Rematch Hearn Warns That Tyson-Jones Could Be "An Absolute Disaster" Omar Juarez Talks Training Camp For Shaw Clash on James-Dulorme Barrientes Twins, DJ Zamora III Pick Up Knockout Wins in Mexico McKenna: I Think Luke Campbell Will Stop Ryan Garcia Jono Carroll: I'm Treating Maxi Hughes Like A World Title Fight Bernard Hopkins Reflects on Late Trainer Naazim Richardson Judging The Judges: George-Escudero II Scorecard Analysis Leo Santa Cruz To Spar Welterweights To Prep For Gervonta Davis' Power Leo: I Was Ready For Fulton This Week; I'll Be Ready For Him In 180 Days Or Less Fabio Wardley Could Be Added To Whyte-Povetkin Card Eddie Hearn Keen To Offer Nathan Bennett Route Back Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Reflects on His Decline, What Led To His First Loss Sergio Martinez: August 21 Will Be The Start, Or The End, Of Something Very Beautiful Lee McGregor: Let's See If Ryan Walker Can Back It Up McCaskill Makes The Most Of Extra Time To Prepare For Braekhus Canelo Wants To Fight Outside of U.S., Grow His Market, Says Golden Boy Prez Kavaliauskas-Imam, Marriaga-Gonzalez Eyed For September 12 Chelokhsaev Barely Gets Past Shakhnazaryan, Sirotkin Wins George: Shocking I Was Down On Cards To Escudero; Didn't See Me Losing One Round Eubank Jr: Roy Jones Has Been Active, Don't Know How Prepared Mike Tyson Is
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement