Duad Yordan vs Jorge Linares Possible For WBA Regular Title

Duad Yordan

Yordan Targeting a November Clash with Jorge Linares

During an August 8 press conference in Indonesia, featherweight contender Daud Yordan expressed his plans for the future. He and his promotional team, Mahkota Promotions, discussed plans their plans to fight for a world title later this year.

3KingsBoxing has now learned who that opponent will be.

Raja Sapta Oktohari, owner of Mahkota Promotions has stated they are shooting to have Yordan (38-3, 26 KOs) face former WBA/WBC Lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) for the WBA “Regular” Lightweight title.

While not finalized, Oktohari has reached out to the representatives for Linares to discuss a potential bout. Through a press release, he expressed hopes a fight will happen “in early November”.

Oktohari also stated during that press release a Yordan–Linares bout would not take place in Indonesia. Yordan is currently ranked #2 by the WBA while Linares is #1.

Indications are that negotiations for a this bout are pretty serious. At the end of month, Yordan will leave for training camp at the Sasana Caja Laboral in Spain to prepare.

He stated:

“In Spain, I will hone my skills to be even better because Jorge Linares is a good boxer. I will also bet competing with boxer who have the same type of Jorge Linares.”

Yordan is currently on an eight-fight winning streak. His last time out, he upset previously unbeaten Pavel Malikov by 8th round stoppage in April.

3KingsBoxing will keep you updated on any further developments.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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Michael is the host of boxing podcast "Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report" and is a writer/contributor for 3kingsboxing.com.

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