This Saturday night in Las Vegas,Jorge Linares will challenge WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney in one of the most anticipated matches of recent months.
Haney, who is coming off a decision win over Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa, is looking to add another notable name to his record.
Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) has been out of the ring since February of last year, when he knocked out Carlos Morales in four rounds.
The multiple champion has won two fights in a row since a surprise loss to Mexican Pablo César Cano.
Last year, Linares was scheduled to face Javier Fortuna, but the fight fell apart when Jorge contracted COVID-19.
“I was infected with the coronavirus, but now I am 100% recovered. I continued in the gym. I’ve never stopped, I’ve always been busy. It is impressive how many sparring sessions
“I have already done without being able to fight. But I would not call this time out of the ring inactivity, ” Linares said in an interview with journalist Jorge Ebro.
“I have a lot of experience and now I feel that the teacher is going to teach the student. This is a great fight and I feel very positive about this tremendous opportunity.
“He will not be an easy rival, because nobody is. Haney’s style is clean, pretty. I don’t know if he is going to be a warrior with me, but I hope we have a very good fight, obviously there will only be one winner and it will be me”.