Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Lipinets: Indongo Must Face Us Next - He's Going To Sleep!

By Steve Kim

On Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland Julius Idongo (22-0, 11 KOs) dominated Ricky Burns over twelve rounds by the scores of 120-108, 118-110 and 116-112 to unify the IBF, IBO and WBA 140-pound titles.

Talk has immediately centered on a full unification bout versus Terence Crawford, who holds the WBC and WBO belts in his possession. Crawford defense his title next month against Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz.

But Idongo does have an IBF mandatory against Sergey Lipinets - and that mandatory defense is due.

lipinets-indongo

''That's the ruling, that's what they're supposed to do and we're going to enforce it,'' Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing Management told BoxingScene.com in the aftermath of Indongo's win.

"If you look at it, for example Gervonta Davis, they made him do the IBF mandatory versus Liam Smith. So we were pushed back because of the unification [between Indongo and Burns]. So [Idongo] can either vacate that belt or come over and fight us and it's going to be very short night, I promise."

But the reality is that a fight versus Crawford in America might be much more lucrative for the native of Namibia.

To that, Vaysfeld remarked - "Here's what it is, they can offer us step-aside money - which we're not going to take. They can apply for another unification and that's with the IBF to either let it go or give them 90 days to put in another unification. But none of that stuff is going to take place.

"I just talked to (Al) Haymon and he reassured me that Lipinets is going to fight Indongo or Idongo is going to vacate the belt.  But ideally we want Idongo to bring the belts, we'll fight for it and may the best man win."

And Vaysfeld is ultra confident that that will be the hard-hitting and undefeated Lipinets.

"I believe that if Idongo decides to fight and defend the belt against his mandatory challenger, Sergey Lipinets, he will go to sleep," he boasted. "I'll bring a Goddamn pillow, I'll make sure he's comfortable."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gentblue on 04-16-2017

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;17596477]Not with IBF tho.[/QUOTE] Something told me the IBF would be standing in the way of progress. [QUOTE=Red-Cyclone;17596513]That's great news, after Indongo last performance it's obvious he isn't ready for Crawford and likely never ever will be, there is levels…

Comment by A.K on 04-16-2017

I find it very weird when boxers say us, trainers are usually old and out of shape they ain't fighting nobody.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-16-2017

The smart move is to vacate the IBF belt in this case then. Crawford makes more sense. Indongo will still have a belt, Indongo will still be the 2nd best guy in the division. Its the best fight for Crawford…

Comment by Corelone on 04-16-2017

Indongo looked gold to me. He looked more than half an inch taller than Burns, maybe boxrec got it's inches and centimeters mixed up. 140 just got nasty.

Comment by Cobra_ on 04-16-2017

Damn we're never going to get an actual undisputed champion in boxing ever again at this rate.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford Jamal James Crushes Diego Chaves With Body Shot Knockout John Molina Gets Off The Floor, Drills Ivan Redkach in Epic Slugfest Omotoso Overcomes Slow Start, Out-Points Freddy Hernandez Danny Garcia-Brandon Rios, Benavidez-Gavril II Eyed For 2/17 Video: Bernard Hopkins on Loma-Rigo, Wilder-Joshua, More Video: Tyson Fury Talks Loma, Wilder, Joshua, More Saunders: I'm in Lemieux's Head, I'll Break His Heart! Horn: Very Few Picked Me To Beat Pacquiao, I'll Beat Crawford Too! Tyson Fury Moves Trainers: Leaves Uncle Peter, Hires Davison Lemieux Laughs: Saunders Can KO Me? Maybe With a Baseball Bat! WBA Confirm: Povetkin is Now The Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Douglas vs. O'Sullivan, Seldin vs. Ulysse - Weigh-In Photos: Saunders, Lemieux - Nearly Erupt With Heated Weigh-In Alexander Povetkin Dominates Hammer - In Line For Joshua, Parker Jessie Vargas Eyes Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Ali Rematch Horn Promoter: Crawford Can't Sell, He's Not a Big Money Fight! Saunders: Lemieux Has Been Knocking Out Bums and Old Men Yvan Mendy Breaks Down, Stops Jesus Arevalo in Eight Saunders, Trainer Demand Lemieux Gets on Scale Twice at Weigh-In Povetkin-Hammer Undercard Results from Ekaterinburg Mikey Garcia to Keep WBC Lightweight Title Despite Lipinets Fight Saunders: Lemieux Is Walking Punching Bag; Must KO Me to Win Parker's Coach: We exposed Joshua's chin, UK media afraid to cover! Yarde Feels Power is on Level With Kovalev, Stevenson, Beterbiev Andre Ward Leaves The Door Open - "I Do Miss Fighting" Dejan Zlaticanin Bounces Back With First Round Destruction Tete, Dubois, Yarde, Skeete Return on February 10 Jessie Vargas: I Want To Conquer Welterweight Division! Cletus Seldin: My Career is Going Exactly How I've Wanted Nicola Adams Aims To Win a World Title in 2018 Tyson Fury: I Won't Be Forced Into Hard Fights Until I'm Fit! Bacskai, Egedi, Torteli Back in Action in Hungary Klitschko: I Passed Torch To Joshua, He Can Unify The Division Saunders: Lemieux's Death Talk Stupid, Disrespectful to Boxing Jason Quigley Leaves Robles, Will Work With Dominic Ingle Carlos Morales Picks Up Technical Decision Win in Indio Photos: Chaves vs. James, Molina vs. Redkach - Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement