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Jorge Linares has won world titles as a featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight and been one of boxing’s top fighters for years.
But after losing his lightweight belt by 10th-round knockout to pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko in a terrific and competitive battle on May 12 a fight in which Linares dropped Lomachenko in the sixth round and made the king look human Linares is going to give the junior welterweight division a try in his return to the ring.
Although Linares isn’t shutting the door forever on the lightweight division, where he would return for the right fight, he is going to begin to try to make his case at 140 pounds, five more than lightweight.
Linares’ efforts will begin when he faces Abner Cotto in a scheduled 12-round bout on Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, in the main event of a “Golden Boy Fight Night” card, which will be streamed live on Facebook Watch (9 p.m. ET) in the United States as part of the company’s deal with the social media giant.
My new division, 140, I think it’s a good thing for me, going up. I’m ready for that, Linares said. I want a title in fourth division. I’m focused on this Saturday and maybe next year I can make a good fight for a new title match.
Linares (44-4, 27 KOs), a Venezuela native fighting out of Las Vegas, said he had some struggles getting down to 135 pounds for the fight with Lomachenko. Linares had boxed as a lightweight since 2010, and at age 33 making weight has become more of an issue.
The last fight with Lomachenko felt different. It’s not about Lomachenko; I’m fighting more than six years at 135,” he said. “Now I’m ready to move to 140. I look stronger, faster, more natural. Now I’m ready for that. I’m looking for a good show; a good win. I’m not looking for the KO because I’m a very good boxer. More important for me is to make the good show and also win the fight.”
Although Linares believes his future is at junior welterweight, he said he would make an exception and return to lightweight if he could get a rematch with Lomachenko, a fight that does not seem out of the question of happening given how good of a fight it was, or a shot at titleholder Mikey Garcia, with whom there had been talks before the fight with Lomachenko was made.
I’m looking for the rematch again. He wants the fight, I want the fight, too,” Linares said of Lomachenko. If he wants to see me at 135 again, I can go down again only for that fight, and then going back to 140.
I’m looking for a fight with [Garcia] next, too. So many good fighters at 140. Jose Ramirez is an amazing champion, too, so I want that fight too.
Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, which represents Linares, said he hopes he can deliver those fights to Linares.
He wants a rematch with Lomachenko. It was a very competitive fight. It was a definitive result but it was a very good fight. It was a very close fight,” Gomez said. “He would love to do the rematch with him. So if Lomachenko is open to that we’re going to look into that. He wants to fight the big names. He’s willing to give Mikey a fight or any of the top fighters at 135 or 140 pounds.
First, Linares must handle major underdog Cotto (23-3, 12 KOs), 31, of Puerto Rico, who has won five fights in a row since a fifth-round knockout loss to former junior lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna in November 2014.
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 (in 2007),” Linares said. “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. I had been thinking about moving to 140 pound 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.
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. In the co-feature, lightweight Romero Duno (17-1, 14 KOs), a Philippines native based in Los Angeles, will face Mexico’s Ezequiel Aviles (16-2-3, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout.