Golden Boy Boxing on Facebook Watch – Linares Stopped Cotto in the Third.
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Venezuela’s Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (45-4, 27 KOs), the former king of the 135-pound division and one of boxing’s top fighters, returned to the ring in a new division as he faced Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (23-4, 12KOs) in a 12-round, 140-pound battle. The clash was the main event of the September 29 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The action was streamed live on Facebook Watch in the U.S. and globally on the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
Easy night for Linares, who dropped Cotto, with a right hand in round 2. In round 3, Jorge knocked Abner down with another right hand, the Puerto Rican was dropped again moments later, but dragged Linares down in the process. Cotto was badly hurt after he got back up, and the fight was quickly stopped by the referee afterwards.
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By Marcelino Castillo.