HOMECOMING KING ON 10 OCTOBER
JORGE LINARES DEFENDS WBC world title LIGHT TO IV Á N CANO THIS S Á BADO in his first fight since 2010 IN VENEZUELA
THE Á ANGELES, California 9 October 2015 – Five months after achieving one of the biggest wins of his career against professional English Kevin Mitchell , Jorge “ El Nino de Oro ” Linares , WBC Lightweight World Champion, held fighting first in his native Venezuela in more than five years, when he defends his title for the second time against the stubborn Mexican contender Ivan “ Macanón ” CanoSaturday 10 October.
The title fight for 12 rounds , which will take place in Caracas Polyhedron , will be seen by ESPNbeginning at 9:00 pm ET on a two-hour delayed broadcast on Sunday 11 October. This is the first fightLinares in his country since winning by decision in 10 rounds over Francisco “The Drowned” Lorenzo on 27 March 2010.
” I am ready to continue dominating the lightweight division and to offer one great night of boxing toVenezuela on 10 October, “said Jorge Linares . “ This is a great homecoming for me. After traveling most of my career I am proud to bring the title to Venezuela and be able to defend it at home. On October 10, I will continue to demonstrate why I am the champion at 135 pounds , “he said.
“ This is my chance to show the world that I’m a legitimate contender in the lightweight division , “saidIv to n Cano . “I come from a victory in February , and I’m willing to keep this great moment when I faceLinares the October 10 , “he pointed out.
“ In this fight back home d October 10 , I know that Jorge Linares will rise again with his hand up. He [Linares] is one, if not the best fighter emerged from Venezuela, so the fans will be electrifying , encouragingat all times to victory. Linares is one of the most fighters exciting , so I’m satisfied that fans around the worldwill have the opportunity to see him in action this Saturday [tomorrow], “said Oscar de la Hoya , President and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares (39-3, 26 KOs) 30 years old and a native of Barinas, Venezuela, could happen someday to the history books as the largest and most important fighter of his country Venezuela, but the moment has a lot of gas in the tank to continue to provide excellent performances, now seeks to defend his world lightweight title. Linares, world champion at 126 and 130 pounds, added a third divisional championship belt in 2014 when he knocked out Javier “Relentless” Prieto and captured the vacant WBC crown at 135 pounds. In May, he got up off the canvas to achieve a tremendous victory by TKO in the tenth assault on Kevin Mitchell of England, and now hopes to return to do the same in the name of Cano this October 10.
Iv to n “Macanón” Cano (23-6-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City is a tough contender who always comes to fight, and will definitely bring the best version of himself to Venezuela in their attempt to capture their first world title. The so-called “Macanón” Cano is a former WBC junior champion and is unbeaten in four fights since 2013, a string that includes wins over Salvador Carreon and John Carlo Aparicio, and a pair of draws against Javier own “Relentless” Prieto. However, his biggest fight will be 10 this October and has in mind Cano bring the title to Mexico.
Linares vs. Cano is a 12-round bout for the lightweight championship of the World Boxing Council (WBC for its acronym in English) held by Linares and promoted by Jupiter Fight Boxing, Hunrov Promotions, in association with Golden Boy Promotions. The card will be broadcast live (in Spanish) by ESPN3.com beginning at 6:30 pm ET and recorded two hours of transmission will be broadcast at 9:00 pm ET on Sunday October 11 on ESPN Deportes.