Sergey Lipinets vs. Mikey Garcia Fight Preview
By Sev Sarkisian:
Current WBC lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia (37-0 30KO’s) will be
making his return to the ring on Saturday, March 10th to challenge current IBF super lightweight
champion Sergey Lipinets (13-0 10KO’s) at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio Texas. The bout will be aired live on Showtime and will be part of the PBC boxing series.
Mikey Garcia is considered to be one of the sports best fighters pound-for-pound by many fans
and media members. He held the WBO 126lb world title, WBO 130lb world title and currently
the WBC 135lb world title. He holds quality wins over the likes of Orlando Solido, Juan Manuel
Lopez, Roman Martinez, and Adrien Broner. Garcia has textbook boxing technique and
possesses great punching power in both hands especially for the lighter divisions he was
campaigning in. He also has great fighting I.Q and can take a punch very well but also has a good
In many ways, he is the full package when it comes to being a great fighter. Garcia
stands at 5’6 in height and possesses a 68-inch reach according to box rec. He claims to have
the desire to want to eventually move all the way up to the 147lb division but I believe
lightweight and super lightweight will be where he’s most effective.
Sergey Lipinets, on the other hand, is the current IBF super lightweight champion with only 13
fights under his belt. He has a good amateur background and holds solid wins in the pro ranks
over Haskell Rhodes, Levan Ghvamichava and Akihiro Kondo who he beat for the vacant IBF
title last November. Lipinets has good punching power in both hands and has the ability to box
and brawl. He stands at 5’7 in height and possesses a 67-inch reach.
Given the styles of these two warriors, I see this as a fun fight between two world-class fighters
with skills who also have power. It should be a fun night of boxing on March 10th in Texas and I
have a feeling that it will be an explosive night of action!