October 3rd, 2018: By Aaron Cooper
FightZoneNews.com has learned that the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a final eliminator for its super-lightweight (140 pound) world title between Jorge Linares and Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. To fight its champion, Jose Ramirez.
Mohamed Mimoune vs Viktor Postol has also been ordered as an eliminator.
Linares, a former three-weight world champion having held world titles from 126 pounds all the way up to 135. Got back to winning ways last weekend with a third-round knockout victory over Abner Cotto this past weekend. The bout was Linares debut fight at the weight. Having lost via a tenth-round knockout to Vasyl Lomachenko in May this year at Madison Square Garden. The bout saw Linares lose his WBA and RING magazine titles in the process.
Broner was last seen fighting at the welterweight limit to a majority draw against Jessie Vargas in April at the Barclays Center. Two of the scoring judges scored the bout 114-114 whilst a third awarded the fight to Broner with a score of 115-113. It was a real fight of two halves. In which Vargas was easily in control of the first half of the fight, before fading and allowing Broner to take control of the second half. A rematch against Vargas had been slated. However, Vargas is now in action for the WBC silver welterweight crown against Thomas Dulorme this coming Saturday.
Prior to that bout Broner lost a wide decision to WBC & IBF lightweight king, Mikey Garcia.
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