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“Linares Is Completely Shot”: Fans Hopeful as Jorge Linares Looks for His ‘Last Big Payday’ Against Rolly Romero

Published 06/13/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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The talk of the town, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. John Gotti III just got concluded with an abrupt brawl inside the boxing ring between both fighters’ teams. Well, all hell broke loose when the fighters were penalized by the referee for not being servile to the instructions given to them, so in the sixth round, the fight was stopped. But both Mayweather and Gotti III didn’t seem to have enough and attacked each other even after the bout was over. It brought the teams on both ends and within seconds, the ring was jam-packed with a lot of people. Many even called it to be worse than the incident between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor Mc Gregor.

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But as it seems, that was not the only confrontation that took place on Sunday night. The former three-division title holder, Jorge Linares, walked up to the current WBA Super Lightweight champion, Rolly Romero. While Linares was talking to him in vexation, Romero was flipping him off and even stated while looking at the camera, “I want everyone to know this motherf***er is clout chasing right now.

Many fans were hopeful for a potential bout as they saw Linares calling out Romero so blatantly. But simultaneously, many thought the actions of Linares to be pathetic and desperate for good PPV numbers before his retirement. Apparently, he even called out Ryan Garcia on social media prior to this. Meanwhile, some fans voiced out in support of Linares and had an explanation for his behavior.


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“Prime Jorge beats Rolly”: Fans react to Jorge Linares confronting Rolly Romero

One of the fans, Amish Pimpin, stated that there was a chance Linares would’ve beaten Romero back in his prime, but there is no chance in his current condition.

Another fan, Joshua, accused Linares of looking for that “last big payday” before he takes retirement from the sport of boxing.


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While, one user, Christopher, pointed out that Rolly Romero was so much indulged in his own gimmick that he didn’t even listen to Linares’s threats properly.

But not all fans were against the Venezuelan professional boxer. As one fan, Aleman, stated that Linares isn’t looking ahead for the payday instead he wants to avenge his fellow compatriot, Ismael Barroso.

Another fan, Ian, stated that even at such a phase of Linares’s career, they still side with him.


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Captain Logic called out a prediction for Linares vs. Romero. They had Linares win by knockout under just six rounds.


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Well, there were a lot of mixed reactions in this entire thread. Some sided with Rolly, while some were completely in support of Jorge. Who do you think is in the right here? And who have you got for the win, Linares or Romero? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Shibu Immanuel