The Venezuelan Jorge Linares, considered one of the best fighters in the world, will face the Mexican Pablo César Cano in New York for the super light world title. Linares comes from getting a resounding victory by the way of the knockout against the Puerto Rican Àner Cotto, reaching a brilliant record of 45 wins and 4 losses, with 28 knockout.
This spectacular and anticipated event will be held on Friday, January 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. This fight will be broadcast live by DAZN in the United States (its cost is only $ 9.99 a month after a free one-month trial) and it will be broadcast worldwide in the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
To obtain Linares, the triumph would become his fourth world title reached; since it has reached the titles feather of the CMB, super feather of the AMB and light of the CMB and AMB. Linares lost the lightweight title to Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 12 when he fell by knockout in the tenth round. Linares' goal is to become the first four-division world champion in Venezuela.
Linares defeated some of the best fighters in three different weight classes, and many of his followers were waiting for his promotion in this new weight division.
While Pablo César Cano arrives in the ring with a recent victory on his back, product of his confrontation with the Kazakh Ruslan Mendiev on September 13. The Mexican, who has given 21 knockouts in his career, won the interim WBA super lightweight title in 2012, and yielded it a year later to American Shane Mosley.
Cano is a 29-year-old boxer who has faced many men in the division of 140 and 147 pounds. He was born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, has taken the likes of Sugar Shane Mosley, Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, Ashley "Treasure" Theophane and Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera in his career. Cano's best victory was against Johan "El Terrible Pérez, where he won the Interim Super Lightweight title of the WBA.
We hope that the Venezuelan Linares will defend himself after the last match where he lost by knockout.
Without a doubt this will be an excellent fight that boxing fans will enjoy this wonderful show beginning in 2019 with a good footing.
I think that this fight is quite difficult to predict a winner, because both boxers are on equal terms and have some blunt hits that could resolve the fight at any time, so that a surprising draw could be given that would provoke a possible rematch or a possible fulminating knockout of any of the sides and at any time.