Jorge Linares Monster Workout: How Does He Train?

Published 05/29/2021, 6:31 AM EDT
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)


Among all the terrifying boxing talents, Jorge Linares has made a place of his own. In his illustrious boxing stint, Linares has overpowered many opponents with his wide range of skills. He’s one of the smartest technicians of the game and with time, he’s only improved. But how is it that Linares has been able to batter a huge chunk of his adversaries? What’s the secret in his workouts?

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The Barinas native pushes all the boundaries while he’s in the gym. Linares, who is one of the most technical fighters on the roster, works extensively on his sparring and overall boxing workouts to better his technique.

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)

On top of that, he enjoys hitting the mitts and engaging in heavy bag work. With that, Linares does a lot of shadow boxing, thus employing all of his skills in one go. This helps him figure out the fleck in his game plan, and simultaneously find out areas of weakness.

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‘El Nino de Oro’ is a highly active fighter, and he’s switched multiple weight classes in his prolonged career. That said, in order to transition to different weight classes, cutting down and gaining weight is vital. So to keep his frame in check, Linares has to tailor his workouts to control the amount of weight he needs to gain or lose.

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‘El Nino de Oro’ has hung around the game for almost two decades now. He holds a sublime boxing resume of 47-5. Linares has never been a flashy boxing star, and he’s always remained out of the spotlight. However, he has added constant wins to his name.

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)

This has largely been down to his training regimen. The 35-year-old, who still trains like a younger athlete, possesses the same hunger as his younger boxing days. His wish to achieve more is clear.

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What is your favorite highlight of Linares’ vast career?

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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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