Review: 2014-03-08, great performance by both fighters: Jorge Linares vs Nihito Arakawa gets three stars. Jorge Linares entered this fight with a boxing record of 35-3-0 (23 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.40 lightweight in the world, he suffered two out of his three defeats between 2011 and 2012, one against Antonio DeMarco (=DeMarco vs Linares) and then he lost to Sergio Thompson (=Linares vs Thompson); since then he collected four consecutive wins.
His opponent, Nihito Arakawa, has an official record of 24-3-1 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class, he is a classic Japanese fighter who likes war-fights like in his last battle against Omar Figueroa (bout candidate for Fight of the Year 2013, Figueroa vs Arakawa). Linares vs Arakawa is on the undercard of Saul Alvarez vs Alfredo Angulo. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Linares’ previous fight: Jorge Linares vs Francisco Contreras
Arakawa’s previous fight: Omar Figueroa vs Nihito Arakawa
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