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Jorge Linares Record

Total Fights56
Title Wins4
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins29
KO Losses6
Jorge Linares Record & Stats
Jorge Linares' Record
Jorge Linares' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Jorge Linares' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and 10 months, Jorge Linares fought 56 times with 47 wins and 9 losses.

      Linares retired from professional boxing with a record of 47-9, which included one world-championship elevation, four world-title wins, and seven successful title defense fights at three weight classes — featherweight, super-featherweight, and lightweight. He had a 51.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 29 of his total 56 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. Linares suffered six knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Jack Catterall on October 21, 2023.

      Some of Linares' best fights and notable victories include wins over Anthony Crolla, Mercito Gesta, Óscar Larios, Luke Campbell, Jesús Chávez, and Rocky Juarez.

      56Oct 21, 202338Jack CatterallLossUD
      55Dec 12, 202237Jorya AmazaryanLossUD
      54Feb 19, 202236Zaur AbdullaevLossTKO12
      53May 29, 202135Devin HaneyLoss *UD
      52Feb 14, 202034Carlos MoralesWinKO4
      51Sep 7, 201934Al ToyogonWinUD
      50Jan 18, 201933Pablo César CanoLossTKO1
      49Sep 29, 201833Abner CottoWinKO3
      48May 12, 201832Vasyl LomachenkoLoss *TKO10
      47Jan 27, 201832Mercito GestaWin *UD
      46Sep 23, 201732Luke CampbellWin *SD
      45Mar 25, 201731Anthony CrollaWin *UD
      44Sep 24, 201631Anthony CrollaWin *UD
      43Oct 10, 201530Ivan CanoWin *KO4
      42May 30, 201529Kevin MitchellWin *TKO10
      41Dec 30, 201429Javier PrietoWin *KO4
      40Aug 16, 201428Ira TerryWinKO2
      39Mar 8, 201428Nihito ArakawaWinUD
      38Nov 10, 201328Francisco ContrerasWinTKO1
      37Aug 25, 201328Berman SanchezWinTKO3
      36Mar 16, 201327David RodelaWinTKO8
      35Oct 6, 201227Héctor VelázquezWinUD
      34Mar 31, 201226Sergio ThompsonLossTKO2
      33Oct 15, 201126Antonio DeMarcoLoss *TKO11
      32May 28, 201125Adrian VerdugoWinTKO7
      31Oct 24, 201025Jesús ChávezWinRTD4
      30Jul 31, 201024Rocky JuarezWinUD
      29Mar 27, 201024Francisco LorenzoWinMD
      28Oct 10, 200924Juan Carlos SalgadoLoss *TKO1
      27Jun 27, 200923Josafat PerezWin *TKO8
      26Nov 28, 200823Whyber GarciaWin *TKO5
      25Dec 15, 200722Gamaliel DíazWin *KO8
      24Jul 21, 200721Óscar LariosWinTKO10
      23Feb 3, 200721Ramiro LaraWinTKO3
      22Oct 7, 200621Humberto MartinezWinTKO6
      21Jun 3, 200620Pedro NavarreteWinUD
      20Apr 1, 200620Saohin Srithai CondoWinUD
      19Jan 7, 200620Jeffrey OnateWinKO1
      18Nov 3, 200520Denchai Sor TiebkoonWinTKO1
      17Sep 25, 200520Ayon NaranjoWinUD
      16Aug 13, 200519Jesus PerezWinRTD4
      15May 26, 200519Jean Javier SoteloWinTKO2
      14Apr 16, 200519Luis Perez VicenteWinKO4
      13Feb 5, 200519Melvin AyudtudWinKO1
      12Dec 3, 200419Rafael CastilloWinTKO4
      11Oct 2, 200419Sung-Hoon ParkWinKO1
      10Aug 7, 200418Renan AcostaWinUD
      9May 1, 200418Michael DomingoWinUD
      8Jan 31, 200418Hugo Rafael SotoWinUD
      7Oct 18, 200318Pederito LaurenteWinUD
      6Sep 20, 200318Jung-Keun WooWinKO2
      5Jul 12, 200317Thunder ItoWinTKO3
      4Apr 19, 200317Ariel AustriaWinUD
      3Mar 15, 200317Singdam MonsaichonWinKO3
      2Feb 15, 200317Chawal Sor VorapinWinUD
      1Dec 15, 200217Kyong-Soo ChungWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jorge Linares (El Niño de Oro) is a 38-year old retired Venezuelan professional boxer. He was born in Barinas, Venezuela on August 22, 1985. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 2002 to 2023.

      Linares made his professional boxing debut against Kyong-Soo Chung at the age of 17 on December 15, 2002, defeating Chung via 1st round KO. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He got elevated as the featherweight world WBC champion at the age of 22 after 24 professional fights, and had his first title defense fight against Gamaliel Díaz on December 15, 2007, and won via 8th round KO.

      Linares has won four world titles at two weight classes. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Linares' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Linares had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against English boxer Jack Catterall on October 21, 2023. Linares lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 7 months and 29 days since this fight.


      Linares had a total of 14 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Jorge Linares fought for world titles in five fights and won three of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won four belts across two weight classes. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBC.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 24, 2016Anthony CrollaLightweightWBA, The Ring*UD
      Dec 30, 2014Javier PrietoLightweightWBC*KO
      Nov 28, 2008Whyber GarciaSuper-featherweightWBA*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Jorge Linares had nine world-title defense fights across three weight classes — featherweight, super-featherweight (x2), and lightweight (x6). He won seven of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 27, 2018Mercito GestaLightweightWBA, The RingUD
      Sep 23, 2017Luke CampbellLightweightWBA, The RingSD
      Mar 25, 2017Anthony CrollaLightweightWBA, The RingUD
      Oct 10, 2015Ivan CanoLightweightWBCKO
      May 30, 2015Kevin MitchellLightweightWBCTKO
      Jun 27, 2009Josafat PerezSuper-featherweightWBATKO
      Dec 15, 2007Gamaliel DíazFeatherweightWBCKO

      Title Losses

      Jorge Linares lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 12, 2018Vasyl LomachenkoLightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      Oct 10, 2009Juan Carlos SalgadoSuper-featherweightWBATKO


      Linares fought a total of 56 times during his professional career, which includes 14 world-title fights at three weight divisions. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 21, 2007: Jorge Linares puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Óscar Larios via 10th round TKO.

      • December 15, 2007: Linares gets elevated as the WBC featherweight champion and has his first world-title fight, and successfully defends the title against Gamaliel Díaz winning the fight via 8th round KO.

      • October 24, 2010: Jorge Linares beats Jesús Chávez via 4th round RTD.

      • September 24, 2016: Linares wins the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles from Anthony Crolla, by beating Crolla via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • March 25, 2017: Linares successfully defends the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles against Anthony Crolla, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 23, 2017: Linares successfully defends the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles against Luke Campbell, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.


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