Omar Figueroa Jr. And Sergey Lipinets Duel In This Saturday’s Number one Event Reside On Showtime®

Omar Figueroa Jr. And Sergey Lipinets Duel In This Saturday’s Number one Event Reside On Showtime®

In an all-action crossroads struggle, former international champions Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. and Sergey Lipinets will battle in a 12-round WBC Super Lightweight identify eliminator headlining live to tell the tale SHOWTIME this Saturday, August 20 from Arduous Rock Reside at Seminole Arduous Rock Hotel & On line on line casino in Hollywood, Fla. in a Premier Boxing Champions Event.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also serve as perfect 140-pounders Alberto Puello and Batyr Akhmedov squaring off for the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship inside the co-main fit and WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Roger Gutierrez protective his identify against unbeaten Hector Garcia. Inside the telecast opener, Brandun Lee, some of the an important recreation’s most pleasurable possibilities and biggest punchers, will take on Will Madera in a 10-round super lightweight bout opening a loaded four-fight telecast that begins live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Omar Figueroa Jr. And Sergey Lipinets

Additionally, SHOWTIME SPORTS might be providing live streaming coverage of unbeaten Cuban heavyweight standout Lenier Peró suffering with Joel Caudle in an eight-round bout and undefeated middleweight Fiodor Czerkaszyn taking up Gilbert Venegas Jr. in an eight-round duel by way of the SHOWTIME Sports activities actions YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook internet web page prior to the start of the televised quadrupleheader. The streaming show begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and will likely be known as by the use of SHOBOX® analyst and MORNING KOMBAT host Brian Campbell alongside former unified welterweight international champion Keith “One Time” Thurman turning into a member of as customer analyst.

4-division international champion Adrien Broner pulled out of the previously scheduled are compatible against Figueroa, mentioning non-public issues upfront of the battle.

“Man, I’m going [through] such a lot at this 2nd in my lifestyles, then again I ain’t gonna give up. I set some additional goals and I finish what I started then again sorry to say this, then again I’m not preventing August 20,” Broner discussed in an Instagram post. “Sorry to all my fans then again Mental Neatly being is exact and I’m not about to play inside the ring … So, I have to step once more and conquer this obstacle previous than I am going put my lifestyles on the line inside the sq. circle yet again. I know I’m a ways from being finished with the sport SEE Y’ALL SOON.’’

The 32-year-old Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs) is from a preventing family together with his younger brother Brandon, a former super bantamweight international champion. Figueroa won the WBC Lightweight World Championship with a unanimous resolution victory over Nihito Arakawa in a 2013 “Combat of the Year” and successfully defended the identify two circumstances previous than moving up to super lightweight in 2015. Figueroa has moreover fought at welterweight, earning action-packed victories over Robert Guerrero, John Molina Jr., and Antonio DeMarco. He’ll switch back down to super lightweight on August 20 after back-to-back defeats against Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos. His are compatible against Lipinets is a antique crossroads battle.

“This is going to be a great battle against Lipinets and I hope he’s ready for what I’m bringing,” discussed Figueroa. “I’ve made changes in my lifestyles and I’m excited to seem the kind of fighter that I am now. I’m going to show what I will do now that I have a clear head and a clear path ahead of me. With the opponent business I’m a lot more ready to take all the frustrations and anger that have built up in camp and bring it into the ring on Saturday and are to be had out victorious.”

Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) has been in training and was once already scheduled to take a look at the August 20 card previous than being greater as a substitute for Broner in the main fit. Born in Martuk, Kazakhstan and now living in Woodland Hills, Calif., Lipinets is not any stranger to the main stage, having tangled with champions in conjunction with Lamont Peterson and Mikey Garcia. The 33-year-old defeated Akhiro Kondo for the IBF super lightweight identify in 2017 and out of place the identify to Garcia by the use of unanimous resolution in 2018. He is coming off a loss to Jaron Ennis in a welterweight identify in April 2021.

“We’ve in reality been in camp for almost 3 months getting ready for whoever they put in front of me,” discussed Lipinets. “We’ve been training and not using a explicit opponent in ideas. There have been a few different guys that have discussed they wanted to battle me. So, we’ve been sparring with and getting able for all types of types. And now we get this great data that I get to battle Figueroa this Saturday. I will’t wait to show everyone that I’m however a force to be reckoned with at 140 pounds.”Tickets for the live fit are on sale now and may also be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

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