This is the end? Linares lost to Amazaryan


Palace of team sports, Yekaterinburg, Russia. As part of the show, the age conqueror of three weight divisions Venezuelan Jorge Linares (47-8, 29 KOs) in the light weight limit (up to 61.2 kg) lost to Armenian gatekeeper Zhora Amazaryan (13-3-2, 9 KOs).

The battle began without reconnaissance. Amazaryan put pressure, took the center of the ring. Linares shot well in series, worked beautifully on the body. In the 2nd round, Zhora pinned the eminent Venezuelan against the ropes, shook him with a series of punches. Jorge had to urgently clinch.

In the 3rd three-minute period, for some reason, Amazaryan reduced the density of the battle, got involved in a tactical shootout. But even in it, Linares did not have an advantage – he is solidly inferior in power, he feels all the missed blows. In the hearts of the veteran hit the opponent after the gong.

By the 5th round, little was left of Linares. He constantly clinched, landed on the canvas three times (but without knockdowns), missed a lot of uppercuts and sweeping overhands, and explosiveness disappeared in his punches. It was lucky that Amazaryan also had to take breaks from time to time. The slurred work of the referee is a lot of blows after his commands.

By the 7th three-minute period, Linares’ face was decorated with hematomas and a cut near the left eye. Amazaryan gave the initiative to his opponent, but exploded in series, trying to work ahead of the curve. The veteran walks on the heels of the opponent, he has no desire to take risks. A little more active in the 9th and 10th rounds. Perhaps even won these three minutes. It is unlikely that the Venezuelan will be given more than 3 rounds.

The score of the judges: 98-92, 96-94 and 99-91 in favor of the Armenian.

Amazaryan UD 10.

In the limit of the second featherweight (up to 59 kg), a talented fighter from Azerbaijan, Elnur Samedov (15-1, 5 KOs), inflicted a debut and indisputable defeat on the Moroccan Moussa Golam (19-1, 12 KOs).

Samedov failed to start the fight and even got knocked down. By the equator, he seized the initiative and soloed until the final gong. The judges unanimously scored 96-93 – one gave the victory to the guest, the other two saw Elnur as the winner.

Samedov SD 10.