Jorge Linares is a Venezuelan professional boxer. Jorge Linares is a two-time WBC featherweight champion. He is also the WBA super featherweight champion from November 2008 to October 2009.
Birth Facts and Education
Jorge Linares was born on Aug 22, 1985 in Barinas, Venezuela. He is 36 years old and is under the zodiac sign Leo. He has Venezuelan citizenship and his full name is Jorge Luis Linares Palencia. Linares also has a nickname, El Niño de Oro, meaning The Golden Boy.
His father’s name is Nelson Linares and his mother’s name is Mary Jose Palencia. He also has an older brother, Nelson Linares, who is a fellow boxer. He also loves his parents and other family members very much and is very close to them. He has also shared pictures with his parents and brother on his social media accounts such as Instagram and others.
Regarding Jorge’s educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions he attended is currently unknown. However, if we consider Linares’ age, he must have completed both high school and university to the point of being a high school dropout.
career and working life
Jorge Linares posted an 89-5 record as an amateur. He won several national junior championships in Venezuela. And when he was 17, he moved to Japan at the suggestion of his compatriot, WBA President Gilberto Mendoza. Likewise, in December 2002, Jorge made his professional boxing debut under the tutelage of Teiken Boxing Gym. Sendai Tanaka trained him.
At 17 he made his featherweight debut. Able to hover between super bantamweight and featherweight, he went undefeated and won three by stoppages. And when he was 19, he was able to fight for his first title, against multiple world weight champion Hugo Rafael Soto. He won the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title and, in his tenth professional fight, the vacant WBA Fedelatin featherweight title.
In July 2007, Jorge Linares fought Ronald Wright on Bernard Hopkins’ undercard at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Nevada. It was the first time in his career that he had fought in the United States since turning pro. He was also able to defend his world title for the first time against former NABF featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz. Eleven months after his last fight, Linares challenged Whyber Garcia and was able to win the fight and capture the vacant WBA title via fifth-round technical knockout.
More about careers
Jorge Linares signed a contract with Golden Boy Promotions in September 2009 but still stayed with Teiken Promotions. In his second pro fight in the United States, he fought on the Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz II pay-per-view card at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, scoring a knockdown in round five. He was also able to fight for the vacant WBC lightweight title on October 15, 2011 at the Staples Center against Antonio DeMarco. He then fought former Japanese lightweight champion Nihito Arakawa in a WBC lightweight title eliminator.
Additionally, on November 10, 2014, Linares fought silver lightweight champion and contender Javier Prieto for the vacant WBC lightweight title. He then became, at 29, the youngest Venezuelan to win a world title in three different weight classes. Jorge Linares traveled back to his native Venezuela for only the fourth time in his 12-year professional career and the first time since 2010 to perform a voluntary defense against 27-year-old Mexican contender Ivan Cano at El Poliedro in Caracas on October 10, 2015 . It was also his first fight for the world title in Venezuela.
Linares also fought undefeated mandatory Dejan Zlatičanin, WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla, WBC silver title winner Luke Campbell, Mikey Garcia, world twoweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and others. He then went on to fight at light welterweight and fought with Cotto and Cano. Likewise, he also fought with Toyogon, Morales, Haney and Abdullaev.
Jorge Linares tied the knot with his beautiful wife, Michelle Linares. His wife has a degree in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni, London, England and is also an architect based in Miami, Florida. She can be seen in many of Jorge’s boxing matches. Likewise, the couple has two children together; a boy and a girl, and his son’s name is Chloe Linares, but the daughter’s name is unknown. However, Jorge shared pictures of them on his social accounts.
Jorge Linares has one height of 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is 61 kg and his other body measurements are 44-32-38 inches. Linares also has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Social Media and Wealth
Jorge Linares is quite active on all his social accounts. He has 356,000 followers Instagram and 42.2k followers on Twitter. Likewise, he has 17,000 followers on Facebook and also has his official good store.
Accordingly celebrity and fortune, Jorge Linares has one net worth of $1 million and his main source of income is his boxing career.