Jorge Linares (46-5) faces Carlos Morales (19-4-4) in a 10 round lightweight contest. Linares is getting up there in age and you start to wonder if his best days in the ring are behind him. Around a year ago he was stopped in the very first round against fringe contender Pablo Cesar Cano. He has bounced back since then with a win over a journeyman and now he faces Carlos Morales who he should be able to deal with. He is back to his normal weight class being 135 pounds, where the loss to Cano came when he decided to move up in weight to 140. Morales has 4 losses and 4 draws but he has been in with several good fighters. Some of the draws that he has could easily have been wins as he was the b-side in everyone of those fights.
Linares has enough left to get by Morales but it will not be easy and Morales has been hit with big shots before and showed a granite chin so the pick here is Jorge Linares to win a Decision.
The Pick: Jorge Linares by Decision
Odds: -200 (1.50 decimal odds)
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT