Jorge Linares’ Boxing Earnings and Purse – Is The Veteran a Millionaire?

Published 05/29/2021, 8:57 AM EDT


In the modern boxing era, there are countless pugilists who bag colossal paychecks for their fights. Jorge Linares, too, ranks among those boxers who rake in massive amounts in all of their fights. Considering this, he has banked a ton of money over the course of his 19-year career.

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‘El Nino de Oro’ debuted in the sport in 2002 and slowly emerged as one watch-worthy talent. In his gigantic boxing stint, he took up the toughest of battles, ending up on the winning vertical 47 times. For all those sublime encounters, Linares earned some colossal sums of money.

His most lucrative boxing bout came when he locked horns with the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko in 2018. The veteran lost this fight, but he made a whopping $1.2 million. With that, he even became one of the highest-paid fighters for that year.

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Prior to facing ‘Loma’, Linares entered a 12-round war against the Brit, Luke Campbell, earning $500,000. Over the course of his 52 fights, ‘El Nino de Oro’, who has made a good fortune for himself and his family, has taken his total net worth to $4.4 million.

Despite all the money and accolades, Linares hasn’t shifted his focus from fighting. With his ongoing boxing run, it’s clear that the Barinas native has still a lot left in the bag.

Jorge Linares – an elite boxing stalwart

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A long-time runner in the sport, the 35-year-old has fought several boxing hotshots. He’s always put himself to the test against the best of the game and has even come out on top as the winner.

INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Jorge Linares of Venezuela has a crown placed atop his head following his victory over Mercito Gesta at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Even after an illustrious career in the sport, Linares still roots for the best fights and feels he has a lot to prove.

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That said, he is undoubtedly eyeing the bigger picture and wants to go down in the history books as the best of the game. With that, it’ll be exciting to see how the veteran advances from his fifty-third fight onwards.

How much more do you think he will earn before calling it a day?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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