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Linares defeats Velasquez

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Former two-division world champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares (32-3, 20 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Hector Velasquez (52-18-2, 35 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California. Looking to bounce back after KO losses to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson, Linares got the win but wasn’t impressive as he compiled a 100-89, 98-91, 97-91 win.

In the main event, unbeaten welterweight Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0-1, 18 KOs) and Jorge Silva (19-2-2, 15 KOs) battled to an entertaining ten round draw. Scores were 95-95, 95-95 and 96-94 for Kamegai.

Undercard results:
Guy Robb over Adolfo Landeros, UD-6, featherweights.
John Abella over Pablo Cupul, TKO-4, super-bantams.
Preston Freeman over Jose Mendoza, UD-4; junior-welters.
Hugo Centeno over Justin Williams, UD-6, junior-middles.
Jonathan Chicas over Ralph Prescott, TKO-2; junior-welters.
Andy Vences over Carlos Gonzalez, UD-4; junior-lights.

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