DEVIN HANEY vs. JORGE LINARES
Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada 29/5/21
Devin Haney will defend his World Boxing Council lightweight crown against legendary former champion Jorge Linares this Saturday at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This Thursday both warriors were face to face in a smooth and stubble press conference prior to this intriguing contest.
Devin aged 22, holds an undefeated record of 25-0-0 with 15 KOs and is one of the finest current fighters. In his most recent fight, he defeated former Cuban world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa by unanimous decision in twelve rounds.
Jorge aged 35, has come through a great preparation with flying colours, at the Teiken Boxing Gym, the most representative boxing gym in Japan since 1926. He has not fought for more than a year, after having tested positive for coronavirus. He is fully recovered and ready for this extraordinary commitment.
Devin Haney: “I want the best Jorge Linares so when I win, there are no excuses and the world knows he came in 100 percent…it’ll be a very dominant performance. I think the world will be surprised at what kind of performance it is. I think even Jorge will be surprised at what type of fighter I am.
“I am very excited to make my third world title defense against Jorge. He was a world champion in three divisions and has fought at the championship level for the past 13 years. I grew up watching Linares, and the fact that this fight is happening in Las Vegas is unbelievable. Boxing fans around the world will see a great match. I’m going to show the world that I’m the best lightweight in the world!”
Jorge Linares: “I’ve fought a lot of big fights, 52 fights, in England, USA, Latin America, this time I’ve come back to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. It’s an amazing fight against an amazing young champion. It’s so exciting to show everyone who I am, how much experience I have and how good I feel.
“This is my time and my opportunity to show the world that I still have so much more to give at 135 pounds. Devin Haney is a talented and fast young man. But when I was his age, I had already become a world champion by snatching the featherweight title from the great champion Oscar Larios. I have much more experience, and I feel stronger and better than ever.”