VIDEO | Linares burst into Ábner Cotto

The Barinese defeated the Puerto Rican in the third round in his debut in the super lightweight

ESPN | CALIFORNIA.- Venezuelan triple world champion Jorge "Niño de Oro" Linares eliminated Ábner "Pin" Cotto in his debut on the super light Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California in three rounds.

Linares (45-4, 28 KOs) sent Cotto twice to the canvas (23-4, 12 KOs), first with a strong right cross in the second round and then, in the third, with a quick combination. Even though the island resident got up, he only got more punishment, because he did not fully recover and his nook intervened to force the referee's arrest when Linares attacked two hands.

"I was decided in the first round, but I wanted to show the work I did at the gym," Linares said.

"We are where we wanted to go, I still listen to the names of Mikey García, José Ramírez or maybe the second chance with Vasiliy Lomachenko," added the "Niño de Oro".

"I decided to go up to 140 pounds, I've always wanted to fight with the best in the world," said the resident of Barinitas.

Linares, 33, was not in the ring since 12 May when he fell into a lively fight against Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Barinese lost the lightweight title of the World Boxing Association by falling through TKO in the tenth round, despite sending the European to the canvas in the sixth round.


For the co-starring battle, the Philippine Romero Duno defeated the Mexican Ezequiel Avilés three times before defeating him by a unanimous unanimous decision with a triple 78-71 card by the judges.

Aviles went to the canvas in the first episode and twice more in the sixth and despite his bravery he could not lose the powerful punch of the Asian.

In the support of the Golden Boy Promotions undercard, the undefeated American beater Travell Mazion hit the Mexican Alan Zavala spectacularly after he had linked a strong hook that steered the three-color canvas that lay on the ring for a long time to mark the end of the combat just in the first round.

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