SATURDAY, JAN. 27 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT | BOXING AFTER DARK
WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) will be making a voluntary defense against #12 IBF Mercito Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) in 2 months from now on January 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
There was talk of Linares fighting a unification fight with Mikey Garcia. However, Garcia chose to pull out of the negotiations. He has a better deal. It’s believes that Garcia will face IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. next.