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    World Lightweight Championship

    Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell

    September 23

    3:00 pm

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    About the Show

    WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) will put his titles and 11-fight win streak on the line LIVE from the Forum on Saturday, September 23 when he takes on Olympic Gold Medalist and No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event on HBO Boxing After Dark.

     

    Linares, a three-division world champion of Barinas, Venezuela, who has captured titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight division, has spent much of his career in Japan. This time, however, the hard hitting Linares will fight in the U.S. for the first time in three years after first winning and then defending his titles against former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla in the latter’s hometown of Manchester, England.

     

    Campbell, a former WBC Silver Lightweight champion, who took home a gold medal in front of his English countrymen in the 2012 London Olympic Games, has defeated five solid contenders in a row heading into the much anticipated showdown with Linares.