El niño de oro
WBA –BCC Diamond . Ring Magazine & Lineal Lightweight World Champion
Jorge Linares is a Venezuelan professional boxer. He is a four-time world champion in three weight classes, having held the WBA and Ring magazine lightweight titles since 2016. On July 21, 2007, when he was just 21 years old, he came to the United States for his debut in the capital of the fight world against Oscar Larios with a host of expectations. Not only was he fighting for his first world title against a former world champion with years of title experience, but he did so on the undercard of one of 2007’s biggest fights (Bernard Hopkins vs Winky Wright) while entering the ring with the lofty moniker “El Nino de Oro”.Yes, Linares – like Oscar De La Hoya – is known as “The Golden Boy”. But once the bell rang, the charismatic Linares was not be awed by the bright lights of Las Vegas, and he halted Larios in ten rounds to win the WBC featherweight crown and let the fight world know that he arrived.
“I love being a boxer and I love boxing. I always study it and try to be the best that I can be, and get better all the time.” Jorge Linares.