QUOTE (KYLE THEEE SPINKS FAN @ May 20 2011, 10:58 AM)
Man, I thought Linares was the next big thing. I still think he has the skills to dominate the division, but his stock has definitely dropped since the KO loss. All those fights in Japan and Mexico kept him under the radar, and I don't think many fans realize what Linares can bring. He fought an exciting fight against Oscar Larios a few years ago, but he hasn't done much since. He got on the PPV undercard against Juarez (should have been Litzau), and took care of business. I'd love to see Linares come down to 130 and fight Litzau, but realize that won't happen. He should win this title, and hopefully he can get some bigger fights down the road.
I agree.. Me, personally, I feel that skillwise, Linares is up there with Marquez and nonito Donaire but he just needs to be in the right matchups to show off the goods. I wish I could post a video of him sparring Argenis Mendez, it's amazing what he's capable of.. So much poise for a young fighter..
I too wanted to see a litzau fight but he's clearly leagues above litzau.. I want to see Luis Cruz and Marvin Quintero tested against him..