Results: Linares defeats Campbell

Luke Campbell - Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) successfully defended his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles with a split decision victory against the English southpaw "Cool Hand" Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum. Linares dropped Campbell in the second round with a hard right hand and engaged in explosive exchanges in each round to win with scores of 115-112 and 114-113, while one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Campbell.

Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) successfully defended his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles with a split decision victory against the English southpaw “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) at Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum. Linares dropped Campbell in the second round with a hard right hand and engaged in explosive exchanges in each round to win with scores of 115-112 and 114-113, while one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Campbell.

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Linares vs. Campbell this Saturday – Quotes & Photos

Luke Campbell - Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs), WBA, WBC Diamond, and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion, will defend all three of his titles on Sept. 23 when he takes on Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs), No. 1 contender and Olympic Gold Medalist in a battle for the ages. Linares will make his triumphant return stateside after three years away to defend his titles against a formidable opponent. The event takes place Saturday, Sep. 23 at the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs), WBA, WBC Diamond, and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion, will defend all three of his titles on Sept. 23 when he takes on Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs), No. 1 contender and Olympic Gold Medalist in a battle for the ages. Linares will make his triumphant return stateside after three years away to defend his titles against a formidable opponent. The event takes place Saturday, Sep. 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Antonio Orozco faces Roberto Ortiz on 9/23

Luke Campbell - Super lightweight contender Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto "Massa" Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in the televised opener and co-feature for the lightweight showdown between Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the 'Fabulous' Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Super lightweight contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in the televised opener and co-feature for the lightweight showdown between Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Jorge Linares vs Luke Campbell on 9/23 – Ticket Infos

Luke Campbell - Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom's Olympic gold medalist and current No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) will go on sale this Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. The scheduled 12-round fight will take place at the "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles, California and will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for the Sept. 23 showdown between the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and the United Kingdom’s Olympic gold medalist and current No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) will go on sale this Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. The scheduled 12-round fight will take place at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles, California and will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Jorge Linares ordered to defend WBA lightweight title against Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell - Reigning WBA lightweight ruler Jorge Linares' next fight has been ordered by the boxing organisation he represents as 135 pound champion; Linares, 42-3(27) must face Britain's Luke Campbell.

Reigning WBA lightweight ruler Jorge Linares’ next fight has been ordered by the boxing organisation he represents as 135 pound champion; Linares, 42-3(27) must face Britain’s Luke Campbell.

The fight must now be worked out between the two fighters and their respective teams, the deadline being 30 days from yesterday, July 21. Campbell, 17-1(14) became Linares’ mandatory challenger with his impressive stoppage win over Darleys Perez in April, this fight on the massive Joshua-Klitschko card. Southpaw Campbell, a 2012 Olympic gold medal winner, has been beaten just once as a pro, by the tricky Yvan Mendy who decisioned him back in December of 2015. Since then he has reeled off five straight wins.

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At last: we have a good fight set for the Klitschko-Joshua under-card – Campbell-Perez in WBA lightweight eliminator

Luke Campbell - Let's face it: the fast approaching heavyweight extravaganza between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko – which has already shifted an amazing 90,000 tickets – doesn't really need much of an under-card; at least not in terms of pulling in any extra sales.

Let’s face it: the fast approaching heavyweight extravaganza between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko – which has already shifted an amazing 90,000 tickets – doesn’t really need much of an under-card; at least not in terms of pulling in any extra sales.

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Results: Rey Vargas decisions Gavin McDonnell

Luke Campbell - Using his hand speed and punching power advantage, #1 WBC 122lb contender Ray Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) boxed his way to a 12 round majority decision tonight over #2 WBC Gavin McDonnell (16-1-2, 4 Kos) to win the vacant WBC super bantamweight title at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. It was a nice effort from both fighters. McDonnell came up short based on the speed and pinpoint accuracy of the 26-year-old Mexican Vargas.

Using his hand speed and punching power advantage, #1 WBC 122lb contender Ray Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) boxed his way to a 12 round majority decision tonight over #2 WBC Gavin McDonnell (16-1-2, 4 Kos) to win the vacant WBC super bantamweight title at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. It was a nice effort from both fighters. McDonnell came up short based on the speed and pinpoint accuracy of the 26-year-old Mexican Vargas.

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Campbell: I’m Ready To Top The World

Luke Campbell MBE says he’ll show the Lightweight World champions he’s ready to take their titles when he defends his WBC Silver title against Jairo Lopez at the Hull Ice Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Campbell has not boxed on his home patch since seeing off local rival Tommy Coyle at Craven Park in August 2015, and Campbell comes into the clash with the Mexican on the back of his best performance to date, folding Derry Mathews with crunching body shots inside four rounds in Liverpool in October.

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