Linares-Campbell Ordered by WBA

By Caryn A. Tate on July 22, 2017
Linares-Campbell Ordered by WBA
Linares won the title back in September 2016 when he defeated Anthony Crolla. (Reuters)

The WBA has ordered a showdown between lightweight champion Jorge Linares and #1 ranked Luke Campbell…

The WBA has ordered the start of negotiations for a showdown between WBA lightweight world champion, Jorge Linares, and #1 ranked Luke Campbell.

Linares won the world title back in September 2016 when he defeated Anthony Crolla. The WBA’s regulations state that a champion must face his mandatory challenger within 9 months of winning the title, which for Linares was June 23, 2017.

Campbell earned mandatory status in April 2017 by defeating Darleys Perez.

Linares’ and Campbell’s teams were notified and they have 30 days from July 21 to reach an agreement for the fight; otherwise it will go to purse bid.

Follow Caryn A. Tate on Twitter@carynatate

Follow us on Twitter@boxing_com to continue the discussion

Discuss this in our forums

Related Articles


This is a place to express and/or debate your boxing views. It is not a place to offend anyone. If we feel comments are offensive, the post will be deleted and continuing offenders will be blocked from the site. Please keep it clean and civil! We want to have fun. We want some salty language and good-natured exchanges. But let's keep our punches above the belt...
  1. Koolz 04:30pm, 07/23/2017

    were going to Japan!  Get it Linares Japan…alright.
    Jose Argumedo vs Hiroto Kyoguchi

    interesting division because it is Knock Out CP Freshmart that is the No 1 in it!

  2. Koolz 04:28pm, 07/23/2017

    Yea Garcia and Linares would be good fight!
    I don’t know who has that one.
    But Campbell.  He is just a little too fragile.  I feel he could break from anything if he didn’t win a fight.  He is good middle of the ground boxer but
    at Linares level no.

    Take Mikahail for instance in his second fight he showed a lot but he not even close to the level of skill Lomachenko shows.

  3. Does Kaufmanns tell Gimbels their business? 01:36pm, 07/23/2017

    Koolz-Mikey Garcia would be favored with Linares but only slightly….that is if Mikey gets past Broner.

  4. Koolz 11:06am, 07/23/2017

    Marvin Solano and Mikhail Aloyan

    Mikhail second fight

  5. Koolz 10:52am, 07/23/2017

    well I wait to say it but Campbell is just not at that level and I don’t think he ever will be against Linares.

    Jhonny Gonzalez vs Jessie Cris Rosales

Leave a comment