Lipinets Wants Credit For Peterson Win
On Sunday night, Lamont Peterson retired at 35-years old following a knockout loss to Sergey Lipinets after not fighting in over a year.
While Lipinets understands the underlying narrative of Peterson’s return to the ring and possible reasons for suffering the stoppage loss, Lipinets wants the credit he deserves for forcing trainer Barry Hunter to throw in the towel.
People will say @kingpete26 was old and done. I resent the implication. Get in front of him and you ll know. I did what I have to. Move on now
— Sergey Lipinets (@unionsamurai) March 25, 2019
“People will say [Peterson] was old and done,” Lipinets wrote in a post to his Twitter account. “I resent the implication. Get in front of him and you’ll know. I did what I have to. Move on now.”
Lipinets expressed surprised that a judge had Peterson ahead on points prior to the former world champion stopped Peterson in-front of his hometown.“And as crazy as it sounds I was down on one of the scorecards,” Lipinets wrote in another Tweet. “[Oh] well I’m glad I didn’t leave it in their hands.”
Per CompuBox, Lipinets would land fewer punches than Peterson (303-972 to 264-986).
Initial Report: Boxing Scene