The world champion in three different weight classes Jorge Linares entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 41-3-0 (27 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Rances Barthelemy) while his opponent, the former Wba Lw champion Anthony Crolla, has a record of 31-5-3 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. Linares suffered two consecutive defeats between 2011 and 2012, against Antonio DeMarco (=DeMarco vs Linares) and Sergio Thompson (=Linares vs Thompson), but then he has won ten fights winning the vacant Wbc Lw belt against Javier Prieto in 2014 (=Linares vs Prieto) and the Wba belt in his last bout, when he faced Crolla for the first time (=Crolla vs Linares I). Before this fight Crolla had won over Ismael Barroso (=Crolla vs Barroso). Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla 2 is valid for the WBA World lightweight title (Linares’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBA World lightweight title
Their’s previous fight: Anthony Crolla vs Jorge Linares I
Linares vs Crolla 2 Fight Video:
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