Jorge Linares Trainer- Who Trains the Former Lightweight Champ?

Published 05/29/2021, 10:49 AM EDT


Jorge Linares ranks among the most intriguing pugilists of the dynamic boxing era. Right from his debut until today, the Venezuelan boxer has stayed on top with his game plan and strategy.

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Moreover, he’s one solid technician who decodes his opponents pretty well, and subsequently gives them a beating of their lives. But how is Linares successful in a huge chunk of his fights? Who trains ‘El Nino de Oro’ and helps him get in his finest form?

Linares was a stern disciple of Ismael Salas. The pair shared a powerful bond with each other, and they even took up numerous fights, thus emerging victorious in most of those. However, ahead of Linares’ encounter with Vasyl Lomachenko in 2018, the pair parted ways with each other.

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But Linares hasn’t let the same hamper his training. His elder brother Carlos Linares, who was also a boxer, now trains him and makes steady adjustments to his game plan.

Linares made his first professional ring walk in 2002, and ever since then, he never looked back. Over the course of time, his head trainers might have definitely changed but his intent to be the best in the game has always been paramount.

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)

With the same attitude, ‘El Nino de Oro’ transitioned to multiple weight classes and proved his mettle every time he took up a fight. Moreover, all that he learned from his trainers in his entire fight stint, Linares employed everything perfectly.

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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)

Whether scoring a T/KO to win or taking the fight to full 12-rounds, Linares has always been comfortable in putting himself in deep waters.

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This approach helps the veteran climb up the ladder of success and remain at the top.

Even today he’s going supremely strong with his boxing regime and he only looks to get better with time. What is your favorite highlight of Linares’ extensive 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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