Former three-division world champion Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) hosted a media workout at Westside Boxing Club today ahead of his 12-round bout against Abner "Pin" Cotto (23-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the Sept. 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. "Ruthless" Romero Duno (17-1, 14 KOs), who will fight in the co-main event, also attended. (photos by Gene Blevins/Hogan Photos)
Here is what fighters from the Sept. 29 card had to say at the workout:
JORGE LINARES, Former Three-Division World Champion:
"I've prepared very well for this fight. I'm training with Jorge Zerpa for this fight. He isn't a new trainer. In fact, we were together 11 years ago when I fought for my first world title against Oscar "El Chololo" Larios in Las Vegas. We're working on a lot of things, but mostly we've been reviewing and going back to an old school style of training. I'm not changing my style, just adding some things.
Linares vs. Cotto is a 12-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate,"THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING," and Hennessy, "Never Stop, Never Settle." The fights will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
ROMERO DUNO, Lightweight Contender:
"I'm happy to comeback and make my way to a title fight. I've been working very hard and I'm very prepared for the victory. I'm excited to come back to Fantasy Springs again to score a great victory."