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Indongo Must Face Lipinets Next or Vacate IBF Title

by Steve Kim

Despite Julius Indongo - who is now the unified WBA and IBF 140-pound champion after defeating Ricky Burns a few weeks ago - claiming a wrist injury, Sergey Lipinets is still in position to fight for the IBF belt sooner rather than later.

Currently, the undefeated Lipinets is the IBF mandatory challenger.

"Our rights are solid," said Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing Management, which handles the hard-hitting Kazak. "Indongo has to fight Lipinets or vacate the belt. He can do unification, he can fight whoever he wants to fight. We understand the money whatever he's looking for. But if he wants to defend the IBF belt in a pile with the other belts that he has - he has to fight Lipinets.

"That's a solid position the IBF has There is no unification where the IBF is in the pile."

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There's been some speculation of Indongo facing Terence Crawford (who wons the WBO and WBC belts) next but Vaysfeld insisted - ''There's no way he can do anything with the IBF unless he fights Lipinets. That's the bottom line."

Lindsey Tucker, the Championship Chairman of the IBF said of Indongo - "They claim they were injured after we sent out the purse bid letter so we postponed the purse bid pending verification of the injury and once we verify he's injured and then he'll have a certain amount of time to resume with the purse bid and go from there.

Tucker confirmed to BoxingScene that having a unification about involving the IBF is now out of the question, for the time being.

"It's too late now because once we sent the letter out, Lipinets called for an immediate purse bid. Once that happens you can't come back and say,'By the way, I want to do a unification or I want an exception,'' he explained.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by original zero on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17642158]Idek how that makes sense. If Bradley agreed & Khan declined then they should go down the list from there. Bradley shoulda been fighting Bizier or JoJo Dan worse case. See that's why this sh^t doesn't even make sense…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=DreamerUSA;17642094]The IBF had contacted Bradley and Khan to have an eliminator for Brook's strap, as they were ranked 1 and 2 at the time.(Like 2 years ago) For whatever reason someone declined and we end up with Bizier and JoJo…

Comment by original zero on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=DreamerUSA;17642138]Yes and the fight prior they were ranked 7 and 8 and neither fought a guy in the IBF's top 15. So why did they magicly jump to 3 and 4? Lipnets has exactly one win over a top 15…

Comment by DreamerUSA on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=original zero;17642116]it's not true. it was #3 vs #4, with meant they were the top two fighters in the rankings since 1 & 2 were vacant. who was a better fighter at the time willing to fight an IBF eliminator?…

Comment by original zero on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=DreamerUSA;17642094]Why I posted here to begin with because essentially Lipnets got his mandatory spot being the 8th ranked guy fighting the 7th ranked guy. Its dumb as ****.[/QUOTE] it's not true. it was #3 vs #4, with meant they were…

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