Meet Kessya Cruz: Girlfriend of the Former Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares

Published 05/29/2021, 11:17 AM EDT


Jorge Linares is no less than a legend in the boxing world today. In his sublime boxing run, Linares fought enormous hotshots and emerged victorious in a major chunk of those fights.

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Also, alongside his pro-boxing career, the veteran managed to keep his personal and love life in check. That said, he’s often seen hanging around with his girlfriend, Kessya Cruz. Moreover, both of them keep their fans updated with all their latest photos and other life activities.

Linares met his lady love a few months ago, and the two began dating each other. ‘El Nino de Oro’ is a successful boxer, whereas Cruz is a journalist.

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Despite keeping busy in their personal lives, the pair manage to take out time for each other and they often seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Linares, however, keeps his love for boxing on top and never lets his personal life hamper the same. He has hung around the game for a substantial while and with time, the veteran has proven his worth to fans and fighters around the world.

Although ‘El Nino de Oro’ has stayed out of the limelight, he still has kept composure, thus adding numerous wins to his name.

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)

In his entire boxing run, Linares has kept himself challenged by switching weight classes and leaving his impact on each division. Even today, he’s one of the most intriguing pugilists who has what it takes to beat everyone in front of him.

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In the fresh boxing era, there are countless young talents who’ve taken the sport by storm. On the other hand, there are rugged veterans like Jorge Linares who still have the skills to stun every opponent they face.

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 Venezuelan boxer has stayed in the fight game for almost 2 decades now and he’s only got better with time. That said, with a 47-5 track record, Linares has pushed boundaries and it’s safe to say that he’s one of the best boxers of the modern era.

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Moreover, it’ll be interesting to see how he molds his career from here on out.

What is your favorite highlight of Linares’s prolonged boxing 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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