World Boxing Association

Linares 129.75, Salgado 130

By Julio Thyme 09/10/2009

Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions will present a sensational world title twinbill tomorrow (Saturday) at the Yoyogi Second Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten WBA super-feather kingpin Jorge Linares (27-0, 18 KOs),

 a Japan-based Venezuelan, will defend his second world belt against also undefeated Juan Carlos Salgado (21-0-1, 15 KOs), an up-and-coming Mexican, over twelve. We saw a weigh-in ceremony, where Linares scaled in at 129.75 to the 130-pound class limit for Salgado.