Jorge Linares vs Luke Campbell
In a very good fight, a very competitive, close fight, Jorge Linares boxes very well, earns a split decision to defend his title against tough, strong Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell.
Linares got off to a great start, dropping Campbell heavily in round 2, taking a clear lead after 3 rounds, just faster, looked stronger as well, and his experience at this level, it just seemed to set him slightly above his less experienced opponent. Campbell did great, in rounds 4-9, he won the majority of these rounds, when he put the pressure on Linares, he hit him with very good shots to head and body, the jab, left to the body stopping the champion on his tracks at times, the right hook as well, a great weapon for Campbell.
Campbell was still strong late in the fight, and the rounds were close, but Linares managed to find the tools, use of what he had left in the tank, to get the best of the championship rounds, and with that, it looked like a probably narrow, certainly not easy, but clear win for Jorge Linares.
Unofficial scorecards outside of Eye on the ring.
Scott Christ: 115-112 Linares