Jorge Linares Stats: Age, Weight, Height, Reach, Record and Everything You Need to Know

Published 05/29/2021, 9:00 AM CDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 30: Jorge Linares of Venezuela poses with the WBC Leightweight Championship belt at The O2 Arena on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


The lightweight division is one of the most exciting divisions in the sport right now. While there are several high-profile superstars, there are also many underrated challengers. And one such is the former 3-weight World Champion Jorge Linares.

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35-year-old Linares has shown his desire to continue fighting the best in the division. ‘El Nino De Ora’ will face undefeated Devin Haney with a chance of becoming a 2-time lightweight champion. So ahead of his fight, here’s everything you need to know about Jorge Linares.

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Jorge Linares’ record, height, weight, and other physical attributes

Linares is 35-years-old and has been boxing professionally since 2002. Therefore, he is well into the 19th year of his professional career.

The Venezuelan stands at 5-feet-8-inches and has a reach of 69-inches. Since Linares fights in the lightweight division, his official weight is 135 lbs. However, his walk-around weight will be more.

‘El Nino De Ora’ has a respectable record of 47 victories and only 5 defeats. Out of these 45 victories, 29 have come through knockouts.

Thus giving Linares a respectable 55% knockout rate. His stats show why Linares is a former 3-weight World Champion.

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Every other stat you need to know about Linares

Linares has held several world titles in the 3 divisions he has fought in. He started his career at featherweight and was unbeaten in his first 27 bouts. During this time, he picked up the WBC featherweight title, as well as the WBA super-featherweight title.

After just one title defense at featherweight, Linares moved up to super-featherweight. However, he then moved up to lightweight and not only became champion but also unified the division.

Furthermore, Linares is the only fighter to date to knock down P4P superstar Vasyl Lomachenko.

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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)

Although Linares is Venezuelan, he lives in Japan. Moreover, he has claimed living in Japan has helped him maintain his healthy lifestyle. Therefore, the 3-weight World Champion reportedly does not maintain a strict diet.

Thus, these are a few interesting facts about Jorge Linares. Given that he is only 35, fans can expect Linares to add to these stats.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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