Professional Boxer

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”.