Mikey Garcia Defeats Sergey Lipinets By UD – Saturday, March 10th, The Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime Boxing were at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, with another night of fights. Unbeaten world champion Mikey Garcia (38-0-0, 30 KOs) faced Russia’s Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (13-1, 10 KOs) with the IBF world super lightweight title on the line.
Garcia defeated Lipinets by unanimous decision (117-110, 117-110, 116-111), but the fight wasn’t that easy for Garcia and a lot of credit must be given to Lipinets for hanging tough and taking the fight to Mikey to make it a fairly close fight. But at the end Garcia won the belt and became a four-division champion, joining future Hall of Famers Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters to capture titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.
In the co-main, Kiryl Relikh (22-2-0, 19 KOs) defeated Rances Barthelemy (26-1-0, 13 KOs) by unanimous decision (118-109, 118-109, 117-110) to capture WBA junior welterweight title.
Check out highlights and more details in this latest TBC report.
Saturday March 10th – Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio Texas
140 LBS 12 RDS: Mikey Garcia def. Sergey Lipinets via UD (117-110, 117-110, 116-111)
140 LBS 12 RDS: Kiryl Relikh def. Rances Barthelemy via UD (118-109, 118-109, 117-110)
135 LBS 12 RDS: Richard Commey def. Alejandro Luna via TKO RD 6 @1:54
135 LBS 10 RDS: Mario Barrios def. Eudy Bernardo via TKO RD 2 @0:45
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