WBA Orders Linares vs. Campbell

The WBA has ordered the start of negotiations for a lightweight championship contest between champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs).

There had been a rumor for the past month that Linares will return to the ring on Sept. 23. Golden Boy Promotions had recently claimed that while the date of Linares’ return was likely, his opponent would not be Campbell.

Linares won the WBA title back in September, defeating Anthony Crolla. Campbell, meanwhile, earned a title shot back in April, when he defeated Darleys Perez via ninth-round TKO.

Both parties will have until August 20th to come to terms on an agreement, or else the fight will be called for purse bids.

Original story: Boxing Scene

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