Feature | Jun 04 2015

Jorge Linares’ team open to rematch with Kevin Mitchell

But Linares' trainer Ismael Salas tells James Slater that a rematch should be in the US. And that Mitchell must recover first

THIS past Saturday (May 30) Jorge Linares and Kevin Mitchell gave us a great fight that is destined to be remembered for some time to come. WBC lightweight king Linares rose from a knockdown and also overcame a points deficit to snatch a tenth-round stoppage win over a badly busted up Mitchell. The courage both men showed – Mitchell especially – moved even hardened observers of the sport.

I caught up with Linares’ trainer Ismael Salas and he spoke about Saturday’s thrilling fight and the chances of a return meeting happening.

Congratulations on a great win for Jorge, in what was a great fight.