Jorge Linares and Luke Campbell passed the last test before going in the ring at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday. Both fighters were within the boundary of the division and are ready to fight for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Title, held by the former.
As expected, none of them had any problems making the weight due to the preparation they had for this important fight. The Venezuelan, who has been playing with the weight in recent days, hit the scales at 134.2 pounds, while the Englishman weighed 134.8 pounds, to be ready for their showdown.
Linares, 32 years old, will face an opponent who is three years younger than him and has a lot of experience in the amateur field, which includes an Olympic medal in 2012. However, the champion hopes to make his second title defense successfully and is also looking forward to bigger opportunities, relying on his good boxing and speed.
The Champion has won 42 fights in his career, with 3 losses and 27 knockouts. For his part, Campbell has a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 16 knockouts.