Linares and Campbell Make Weight
On Friday, one day before they fight at the Forum in Inglewood, California, both Jorge Linares and Luke Campbell made weight for their Lightweight world championship fight on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.
The 32-year-old Linares, a native of Venezuela, weighed in well below the lightweight limit of 135 pounds when he got on the California State Athletic Commission’s scale at 134.2 pounds in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old Campbell, of Hessle, England, weighed 134.8 pounds.
HBO will televise the Linares-Campbell bout as the main event of a “Boxing After Dark” broadcast from The Forum. It is set to start at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with a 10-round, 140-pound bout between San Diego’s Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) and Mexico’s Roberto Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs).
HBO also will replay the middleweight championship draw between Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) on Saturday night. Kazakhstan’s Golovkin and Mexico’s Alvarez went at it in a compelling, competitive HBO Pay-Per-View main event September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.