Where Does Jorge Linares Live and Train?

Published 05/29/2021, 5:59 AM EDT


Jorge Linares is a boxing veteran. Having made his debut in 2002 and remaining out of the limelight, he entered 52 boxing bouts in the next 19 years. But do you know where does Linares live? Where did all of this start for the 35-year-old?

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‘El Nino de Oro’ was born in Venezuela, but in order to dedicate his life to boxing and turn into a pro-boxer, he moved to Japan at a very young age.

In an old interview with Sky Sports, Linares’ former coach, Rudy Hernandez said, “He was a very talented amateur, he stood out. He was too young to turn pro in Venezuela but, in Japan, you can be a pro at 17. He liked it so much that he stayed.”

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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)

It was his goal to become a world champion and being in Japan, with Teiken Promotions, he stood a better chance.”

In his early boxing days, Linares understood he might not get extensive boxing opportunities in his home country. This is predominantly why he took a bold decision to leave Venezuela and make his boxing career worth the time, effort, and hard work.

After moving to Japan, ‘El Nino de Oro’ worked extremely hard to sharpen up his boxing skills. Furthermore, he made his debut before becoming an adult. That said, he was fairly successful with his decision. And today he’s regarded as one of the best boxing technicians of all time.

Jorge Linares’ gym – Where does he train?

The 35-year-old trains in Japan’s traditional boxing facility, Teiken Boxing Gym. This gym is one of the oldest and most renowned boxing gyms in and around Japan. That said, in order to be the best, Linares, who trains with the best, surrounds himself with some sublime boxing prospects and coaches.

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Moreover, in this gym, ‘El Nino De Oro’ looks forward to setting an example for the budding boxers. Furthermore, with a career that Linares has enjoyed until now, it’s safe to say that he’s one of the most successful boxers to come out of Teiken Boxing Gyms.

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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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