WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3,
27 KOs) will put his titles and 11-fight win streak on the line Saturday, September 23 when he takes
on Olympic Gold Medalist and No. 1 contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round main event
from Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m PT.
Jorge Linares vs Luke Campbell
WBA World lightweight, 12RDS
Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT on HBO
Venue: Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
Antonio Orozco vs Roberto Ortiz
Super lightweight, 10RDS
Linares, a three-division world champion of Barinas, Venezuela, who has captured titles in the
featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight division, has spent much of his career in Japan.
This time, however, Linares will fight in the U.S. for the first time in three years after first
winning and then defending his titles against former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Million
Dollar” Crolla in the latter’s hometown of Manchester, England.
Linares vs. Campbell is a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World
Championships, to be held Saturday, September 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.
The championship event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Matchroom Boxing, in association
with Teiken Promotions.
“It’s an honor to be fighting Jorge Linares for the WBA World title, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine
titles in one of the biggest fights in the division.” said Luke Campbell. “I’ve worked my way from
Olympic champion to the No.1 spot in the WBA and WBC rankings, and I feel now is the time to take my
chance. All the pressure is on Jorge headlining back in the States on HBO and I am so confident I am
going to leave with all 3 belts – I have tremendous respect for Jorge and this is going to be an
unbelievable fight but this is the opportunity I have been waiting for as a professional and I must
and will take it on September 23.”