Jorge Linares Family: Kids, Parents, Wife, and Siblings

Published 05/29/2021, 11:03 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Jorge Linares poses as he attends the Weigh-In ahead of their Lightweight World title fight against Anthony Crolla at Radisson Edwardian Hotel on September 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


The world knows Jorge Linares for his stupefying boxing skills and in-ring conduct. Over the course of his illustrious boxing stint, Linares has attracted every boxing lover’s eye.

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Moreover, he shows no sign of stopping down even today. Linares also manages his personal and professional life extremely well. He loves his family and always sticks through them.

On 22nd August 1985, he was born to Nelson Linares and Mary Jose Palencia in Barinas, Venezuela. Moving further, he got married to Michelle Linares and the pair even has a daughter. Yet the two of them have separated now.

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El Nino de Oro’s brother, Carlos Linares, has himself been a boxer and for now, he trains the 35-year-old. At a very young age, Jorge Linares got captivated by boxing so much that he decided to move to Japan to turn into a pro-boxer.

He faced many adversities while trying to mold his career into professional boxing. Yet Linares never lost focus, and he knew what he was destined to do. Believing his intentions and gut, the veteran went full throttle with his boxing run and hammered his opponents to pulp.

Owing to his performances, Linares became a fan favorite in a short span of time. Capitalizing on his strengths and improving on his weaknesses, ‘El Nino de Oro’ stormed to the peak of every division he stepped in.

Furthermore, he developed an unusual fight style to counter his opponents. That said, until today, he’s going exuberantly well with his boxing career. And with every fight, he’s showcased a new version altogether.

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The 47-5 is a smart technician of the game. In all of his fights, he employs his best skills to edge over his opponents and subsequently claim a win.

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

His aggressive style of fighting and slick ring management skills have made him a stout talent to watch. Moreover, he fares astonishingly well in his fights, thus captivating the attention of one and all’s.

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With that, he’s regarded as one of the best fighters of all time. And he’s definitely in contention to be a Hall of Famer in the game. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Linares’ boxing prowess?

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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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