Jorge Linares vs. Abner Cotto Results LIVE
By Marcelino Castillo in Ringside
In the first match of the night, Elnur Abduraimov scored a first round technical knockout over Aaron Hollis with a time of 1:44.
The Mexican Oscar Duarte dominated the Venezuela’s Roger Gutiérrez who retired on his stool after four rounds. Duarte improved his record to 15-0 with 10 KO’s.
The Filipino Romero Duno won a unanimous 8-round decision over the Mexican Ezequiel Avilez. It was an excellent showing of speed and boxing by Duno who sent his rival to the canvas on three occasions. Scorecards: 78-71; 78-71; 78-71.
In the main event of the stellar Golden Boy Promotions card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., Venezuelan Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares scored a third-round knockout over Puerto Rican Abner Cotto. The official time was 1:31.
The three-time world champion came to the ring as a tiger in search of his prey, setting the tone of the fight with strong combinations. Cotto could not block the rain of blows by the Venezuelan to the body and face. Linares knocked him down twice before the bout was halted.
In this way, the so-called “Golden Child” invaded the Super Lightweight division through the front door with the aim of securing a rematch with Vasyl Lomachenko or an electrifying showdown with Mikey Garcia.