Jorge Linares entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 39-3-0 (26 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2011 and 2012, against Antonio DeMarco (=DeMarco vs Linares) and Sergio Thompson (=Linares vs Thompson), but since then he has collected eight victories winning the vacant Wbc Lw belt against Javier Prieto (=Linares vs Prieto) and defending it once with Kevin Mitchell (=Mitchell vs Linares).
His opponent, Ivan Cano, has an official record of 23-6-2 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.37 in the same weight class. His last loss occurred in 2013 when he faced Daniel Ruiz, after this bout he has collected two victories and two draws. Linares vs Cano is valid for the WBC World lightweight title (Linares’ second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBC World lightweight title
Linares’ previous fight: Kevin Mitchell vs Jorge Linares
Linares’ next fight: Anthony Crolla vs Jorge Linares
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