Jorge Luis Palencia Linares is a Venezuelan professional boxer, former WBA super featherweight champion.
Linares was national junior champion and member of the national team in the welterweight category. As an amateur, he participated in two pre-Olympics, leaving a record of 89-5. At the age of 14, Jorge earned the juniors gold medal in the National Championships; later in 2000 he won the silver medal in the National Championships, and in 2001 he got the gold medal in the National Youth Championships.
In his professional stage, Linares defeated Oscar Larios to win the World Boxing Council 2007 in featherweight. He defended his title by giving a knockout to Gamaliel Diaz in the eighth assault before ascending to super featherweight in 2008. At this weight, the “Golden boy”, as they call him, won the title of the World Boxing Association, thank to his victory in 5 rounds to Whuber Garcia.