Juan Carlos Salgado defeated previously unbeaten Jorge Linares to capture the WBA Super Featherweight title in Tokyo, Japan. Salgado put Linares down with a left hook early but Linares quickly got to his feet. Salgado charged and landed a barrage of punches that put Linares down again and led to the referee stoppage at 1:13 of the first round.
This was Salgado’s first chance at a world title and he improved his record to 22-0-1 (16 KOs). Linares won the belt from Oscar Larios in 2007.
Tags: Boxing, Jorge Linares