Linares being a top boxer is DONE,,,he has suffer three stoppages in his career ,, being stop by DeMarco is one thing ,because Demarco is a better fighter then people think,,but being stop by Sergio Thompson is a joke ..look at the fight Linarez could not keep Thompson away with his lousy jab..Thomson is a club fighter….Posted October 6, 2012 4:08 pm
He has great skills but if anything he lacks durability.Posted October 6, 2012 10:48 am
BTW….bobarum…a Yale graDUATE…STAFFER ON ROBERT KENNEDY’s team when Kennedy was trying to torpedo organized crime….Kennedy got assasinated…..arum became a multi billionairePosted October 5, 2012 8:40 pm
big head…..gosh….lots of yale …and Oxford grads migrate to BOxing……C’monPosted October 5, 2012 8:38 pm
Things are so watered down….an effort by Linares may not be given the coverage …nor the recognition of a man preparing himself for world class competition. The spotlight is on the kid…..not the talentPosted October 5, 2012 8:37 pm
due to linares mental problems and defense then you right hector could be dangerous for him especially since he can punch if it was this dangerous of a fight i dnt see why they would risk putting linares in there with him i guess they know what they doingPosted October 5, 2012 2:52 pm
Hector is still “the truth” in boxing, so to speak.
Last year, highly touted prospect and former Olympian Mickey Bey Jr. fought Hector on the undercard of the Chavez Jr./Manfredo bout sheet in Houston, TX.
Mickey broke his right hand on the rock hard cranium of Velazquez and was floored with a blistering right hand in the 2nd round.
Bey ended up winning a decision by outboxing Hector with one hand, but he was almost stopped in the second. He was badly hurt.
I spoke with Mickey right after the fight and he didn’t even remember getting knocked down…he just remembers the ref counting to eight while standing in the corner.
That’s how hard Hector Velazquez punches.Posted October 5, 2012 2:14 pm
Wow a prober boxing discusion ke
with all that talent linares still can do somthing it alot of fighters that got losses on there records and still did good some was champions so linares still can do somthing if he find himself being in these fights can help him or break himPosted October 5, 2012 1:38 pm
if jorge linares fought hector velazquez a few years ago i doubt they would of put linares in there with him then but since hector is kinda long in the tooth and up there in age they figure this the right time to put linares in there with him now to bulid his confidence upPosted October 5, 2012 1:33 pm
Great fighters rise up from defeats. If Linares is really a great one, he will continue to power on through. He have the skills. Amd he is young, and that may be the only reason he keeps getting beat.Posted October 5, 2012 1:28 pm
That’s right, Malachi…his warrior’s heart always gets the better of him in the ring when he’s mentally and physically tested.
I should know better than to question the greatest matchmaker of our time in the Great Mr. Don Chargin, but I asked him why he would pit the fragile Mr. Linares in with a hardnosed veteran who can crack like Hector Velazquez.
He told me that Golden Boy will find out exactly what they have when pressed by Velazquez on Saturday night. And that’s the most important idea right now according to Golden Boy: to properly assess where Linares is in his career before any more time and money is invested in the young fighter.
Don Chargin is the greatest!!Posted October 5, 2012 1:04 pm
joseh herron`i’m soley agreeing with titopa ,and he allpws himself to get caught way too much to be a very slick defender and i don’t know if it’s already effected his confidence or if he gets over confident at times but i do wish em the best of luck….yuuuup!Posted October 5, 2012 11:45 am
You could be right, Titopia…that’s what makes this first fight so intriguing. Has he been scarred beyond the point of no return?
It wouldn’t be the first time a gifted fighter suffered irrepairable mental damage. Boxing is a very hard mental and physical sport.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the ongoing saga of Jorge Linares vs. boxing.Posted October 5, 2012 11:43 am
I’m not so sure Linares can get back to the A level of boxing. His confidence has been weakened and it’s just a matter of time before the ghosts of 2 consecutive TKO losses comes back to haunt him.Posted October 5, 2012 11:38 am
He is very slick defensively, Malachi…But he doesn’t stick to his gameplan and allows his emotions to get the better of him in the ring.
He has all of the tools to be great. Jorge has to excercise some self control and intelligence in the ring at the top level.
It’s going to be interesting to see how he fairs against a very tough fight veteran like Hector Velazquez.Posted October 5, 2012 11:27 am
good boxing skills but defense is his Achilles heel…Posted October 5, 2012 11:19 am
its a wrap…yuup!Posted October 5, 2012 11:17 am