A brilliant talent, WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares was hard-pushed against excellent Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell last time out. Linares is back in action tonight (Saturday January 27) at the Forum in Inglewood against an opponent who ought to be far more straight forward.
Mercito Gesta lost a 2015 shot at then IBF titlist Miguel Vazquez. Expect Gesta to be up against it here.
12 three-minutes rounds
HBO televise in the USA, their programming begins at 10.30pm ET. BoxNation broadcast in the UK, starting at 2.30am.
Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse, a powerhouse at least at super-lightweight, hopes to make a statement and an impact at welterweight against unbeaten, 38-0 Tewa Kiram.