That was a good straight right hand I landed on him. Once I connected I Knew it was over. – LINARES
Jorge Linares need less than two full rounds to destroy an overmatched Ira Terry Saturday night at the StubHub Arena.
Terry, who’s gone 2-10-1 (8 KO defeats) since 2010, was completely helpless against Linares’ fluid combinations. Terry was stunned several times to the head and body before being dropped flat on his face with a counter right.
As the #2 contender for Omar Figueroa’s WBC lightweight title, you’d think these two could make a nice in-house fight for Golden Boy. Unfortunately, Figueroa is adamant that he’ll be moving up to 140 pounds since weight has become a struggle. Considering there a numerous name fighters at 140 (Broner, Molina, Matthysse, Garcia etc.), it’s highly probable that Linares’ current profile won’t be enough to keep Figueroa in the division.
If that happens, Linares vs. Denis Shafikov, who just scored a highly impressive knockout of Rustam Nugaev (ranked #3 at lightweight by the WBC) on Friday, makes perfect sense.