Lipinets Ready For Return Against Peterson
A year removed from his loss to Mikey Garcia, former world-champion Sergey Lipinets steps up to face another former world champion, Lamont Peterson.
Lipinets has set out for nearly eight months to get a guaranteed fight night, and now travels to Peterson’s home-turf, outside of Washington D.C. following a move up to welterweight.
“We were offered couple of different names and it didn’t work out because for some reason they kept on pulling out,” Alex Vaysfeld, Lipinets’ longtime manager told BoxingScene.com. “Lamont is got exactly what Sergey needs at this point in his career, experience and—stylistically—it should be very entertaining fight. The venue didn’t matter.”
Lipinets and Peterson face off in the main event of a PBC on FS1 card on March 24th from Oxon Mills, Maryland, as Lipinets looks to stay perfect at welterweight.
The former super lightweight champion took a decision win over Erick Bone in August of last year, after losing to Garcia in March 2018.
While Lipinets took an eight month break from the ring, Peterson will be fighting for the first time since being knocked out by unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. at Barclays Center.
feel that Lamont is very solid test for me and his style will bring the best out of me,” Lipinets told BoxingScene.com. “Me and my team have studied his fighting style and have come up with couple of tricks of our own.
“I don’t want to look past Peterson but naturally I want to continue to fight the best.”
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