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IBF: Indongo Must Face Lipinets Next, No Crawford Unification

By VadimPushkin

The International Boxing Federation has made it clear that IBF/IBO/WBA junior welterweight champion Julius Indongo of Namibia is under order to make a mandatory defense against Russian contender Sergey Lipinets.

Last December in Russia, Indongo sensationally knocked out undefeated Eduard Troyanovskiy in the first minute of the first round to capture the IBF, IBO world titles.

Then on April 15th in Glasgow, Indongo dominated Ricky Burns over twelve rounds to capture the WBA title.

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The biggest monetary fight for Indongo would be a unification with WBO, WBC champion Terence Crawford - should he defeat Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz on May 20th in New York City.

Indongo holds a record of 22 victories, no defeats and 11 knockouts, and Lipinets is also undefeated with 12 wins, and 10 by knockout.

Burns' promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, has an option on Indongo's next fight and wanted to match him against a Matchroom promoted fighter like Ohara Davies or even Anthony Crolla.

But the IBF does not allow step aside deals and a unification with Crawford or a voluntary defense will not be sanctioned - until Indongo satisfies the mandatory defense order.

Indongo will have to face Lipinets or vacate his IBF world title. If he does vacate, then Lipinets will fight for the vacant IBF title against the highest ranked available contender who accepts the opportunity.

"Indongo is obligated to hold his next fight against Lipinets. Both parties were notified to start negotiations, and then everything will depend on the promotional process, which make take 3 to 4.5 months. Also, we do not exclude the possibility of a purse bid. Indongo will not be able to hold a unification bout, he has a mandatory and was ordered to carry out a mandatory defense. As for Crawford, he has a fight coming up very soon fight," according to a statement from the IBF to Basil Konov.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by original zero on 04-20-2017

[QUOTE=Mr. Luthor;17606629]Wanting to face another champion and a superior boxer is not "ducking".[/QUOTE] that other champion is unavailable. the IBF does allow a unification to take priority over a mandatory, which is why a unification just took place. but it…

Comment by Mr. Luthor on 04-20-2017

[QUOTE=original zero;17604031]The mandatory is overdue. Indongo was allowed to delay the mandatory so he could unify. Now he must face his mandatory. He can't sign for another unification right now because Crawford isn't available. You can't duck your mandatory because…

Comment by slimPickings on 04-19-2017

While just about everyone seem to be clamoring for TC v Julius, I hope TC is not looking past Felix Diaz. Anybody who thinks that is going to be a cake walk is in for a rude awakening.

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 04-19-2017

Wack.......

Comment by original zero on 04-19-2017

[QUOTE=Mr. Luthor;17603943]Crawford is fighting in May. Indongo just won this past weekend. Too early to mention ducking. Also it's ridiculous to suggest anyone would "duck" Lipinets and then get in the ring with Crawford. The IBF not allowing Indongo to…

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