News | Sep 26 2016

Rankings update: Jorge Linares asserts his dominance at lightweight

Jorge Linares keeps a firm grip on his lightweight crown
Jorge Linares
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Lightweight

Jorge Linares proves, without doubt, that he is the best lightweight on the planet by travelling to Manchester and relieving hometown hero Anthony Crolla of his WBA world title.

Taken the 12 round distance for the first time in his illustrious career, Linares survives some difficult patches to find his second wind and stamp his authority down the stretch, almost stopping a hurt Crolla in the sixth.

 

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