Linares and Salas split
Jorge Linares is putting his WBA Lightweight Title on the line against Vasyl Lomachenko, in what will be the biggest fight of Linares career.
With the fight about six weeks away Linares has made an interesting decision within his camp.
He has decided to split with long time trainer Ismael Salas as the biggest showdown of his career is on the horizon. It was a mutual split due to a scheduling difference, as Linares wanted part of his camp in Japan and Las Vegas.
Salas, who also trains David Haye, has been in camp with Haye in London, England. Rumors of a possible split first surfaced earlier in the week and they were denied. Today Salas told Boxing News when asked if he was still training Linares:
“Unfortunately, no, Linares is not with me any more. He prefers to stay and train in Japan and in Las Vegas, and I cannot move from London because of my training with David Haye, for his rematch [with Tony Bellew] in May. So at this point, we have split, yes.”
Salas went on to say that while Linares is a great fighter, he will need a master game plan going into a showdown with a fighter like Lomachenko.
3KingsBoxing.com reached out to Linares’s team in hopes of getting a comment but none had been returned at time of publishing.
By: Wilson Urena