World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Champion, Jorge Linares, and challenger Luke Campbell held their last press conference before going in the ring on Saturday. Both boxers met with the press in Los Angeles to talk about their showdown, only two days ahead of the fight.
The cordiality seen during all the meetings between the Venezuelan and the Britishman was felt once again. The event counted on the participation of the promoters and the work teams behind each one of the fighters.
Campbell has a difficult challenge against a proven champion like Linares, but despite his respect for his opponent, he has confidence in his skills to win. “I have to thank Linares for allowing me to fight him; he is a great fighter and for me this is a big challenge. I trust my training camp, and we only have to go in the ring on Saturday night to demonstrate and give a great fight”, said the former Olympic fighter.
For his part, Linares spoke patiently about what he expects and said he was ready: “I’m more than ready for this great fight. Campbell is in a high moment in his career and that will make it very interesting”.
The champion also found time to talk about Mexico and Puerto Rico, countries that have been hit by natural disasters recently: “My condolences to my people in Mexico, who are going through a difficult time. Also to the people in Puerto Rico, I have family there and I want to send my best wishes”.
The weigh-in ceremony will be held on Friday. The Champion has a balance of 42 wins, 3 losses and 27 knockouts, while his rival has a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 16 knockouts.