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Adrien Broner vs. Sergey Lipinets Being Eyed For March

By Igor Lazorin, tass

On Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Sergey Lipinets won a unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title. Lipinets raised his record to 13-0 with 10 knockouts. Kondo fell to 29-7-1, losing for the first time in nine fights.

The 28-year-old Lipinets of Kazakhstan won despite dealing with a cut on the forehead that bled for the final six rounds.

He won 118-111 on one judge’s card and 117-111 on two others even though Kondo, fighting outside of his native Japan for the first time, carried much of the action in the second half of the bout.

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The world title became vacant after Terence Crawford announced his decision to move up to the welterweight limit of 147-pounds.

Lipinets and his team were very disappointed, as they saw Crawford as a very big fight against the biggest name at the weight.

But now another lucrative opportunity could be creeping up in their path.

According to Lipinets' manager, Alex Vaysfeld of Union Boxing Management, his boxer will make the first defense of his world title on a date in March and the opponent being targeted is former four division world champion Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KOs).

Broner was ringside at the Barclays Center, watching Lipinets win the title.

"The next fight will be held in March, it will be a defense against Broner," Vaysfeld said.

Broner has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round unanimous decision at the hands of Mikey Garcia in July. Broner's other two defeats came at the hands of Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana.

Broner held titles at super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and junior welterweight. He captured the WBA world title at 140-pounds in 2015 with a stoppage of Khabib Allakhverdiev. The reign was short-lived as he failed to make weight for next fight, a title defense against Ashley Theophane. He was also unable to make the 140 limit for the following fight, earlier this year against Adrian Granados. But there were no weight related issues when he fought Garcia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taste on 11-07-2017

[QUOTE=R_Walken;18187868]Lipinets beats the f.ucking sh.it out of AB At this point it looks like now AB is just going to be used a launch pad for guys to be seen beating him down[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=chepboxingking;18188112]A week ago I would've said 50/50…

Comment by Boxing Logic on 11-06-2017

[QUOTE=Teetotaler;18187873]Second time this thug gets a title shot coming off a loss. This is why ufc ****s on boxing in terms of rankings[/QUOTE] LOL im laughing because I literally JUST saw a comment in the Bivol thread I think, referencing…

Comment by Boxing Logic on 11-06-2017

These guys should both be fighting at 135 if they want to be truly elite. And Broner at 135 would actually be a great fight against Mikey Garcia I think, but at 140 both their power was blunted and it…

Comment by Mammoth on 11-06-2017

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;18189827]who cares? my point is that people keep excusing broner for his shortcomings and he keeps getting big fights after big fights.[/QUOTE] He brings ratings. Lipinets is lucky to get that shot.

Comment by MrClutch85 on 11-06-2017

Broner can't make 140 healthy he's weak down their 147 is where he need to be.This is a winnable fight for Lipinets because Broner struggles to make 140

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