On Saturday, October 21, at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, super-lightweight world title contender Jack Catterall will defend his WBA intercontinental title against multiple-weight world champion Jorge Linares.
Linares (47-8, 29 KOs) is a 38-year-old professional boxer from Venezuela and is well-known in the UK for his tenth-round knockout victory over Kevin Mitchell and his two points victories over former lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla.
“October 21 I’m back in the UK,” said Linares in media reports.
“I’m full of emotion and ready to give everybody a spectacular performance against a tremendous opponent Jack Catterall. I just want everyone to know that I’m ready to give Jack a great boxing lesson and to continue making history in the UK. The last Samurai is back, stronger than ever,” said Linares in media reports.
Catterall (27-1, 13 KOs) is a 30-year-old professional boxer from England and is determined to make up for lost time and contend for the crown at 140 pounds once more.
“It is an honour to share a ring with Jorge Linares,” said Catterall in media reports.
“I’ve watched him come over to the UK on three occasions and win three times. He is a legend of the game and this is a must-win fight for the both of us for very different reasons,” said Catterall in media reports.
“There is talk of a huge fight for me after this but it’ll count for nothing if I take my eye off the ball – which I can’t afford to do at this stage of my career. It’s no secret my career has lacked momentum, so after boxing in May and now October I genuinely believe you’ll see the best version of me on October 21,” said Catterall in media reports.
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager