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McGirt: We'll Have An Answer For Anything Mikey Garcia Brings

On February 10, three-division world champion Mikey Garcia will aim to capture a belt in his fourth division, when he takes on IBF junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), who still holds the WBC lightweight title that he won in January with a knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin , had moved up to 140-pounds back in July when he dominated four-division champion Adrien Broner over twelve rounds.

After waiting for quite a while to secure his shot, Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) became a world champion last month with a tough unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo to capture the vacant IBF crown.

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Lipinets is trained by veteran coach and former world champion Buddy McGirt.

He plans to give Lipinets the training camp of his career, to ensure his boxer is completely ready for his first elite-level opponent. Garcia is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

"We will be prepared for any and every thing. This way, when fight night comes, we'll have an answer for everything. The key is that we just have to be on point from the opening bell to the end. There's no way around it," McGirt said.

"We're going to cover everything in training camp. You have to have every option available to you on fight night. This way, you're never surprised in the ring. Sergey won't go in there swinging to get a knockout, he's going to be disciplined and focus on getting the victory.

Some believe Lipinets might be biting off a little more than he chew at this stage of his career, but McGirt disagrees with that viewpoint.

"I believe that Sergey is on a mission. I know Mikey Garcia is on a mission too, and I respect that. I respect that these two men are fighting each other. Champions do what Sergey is doing, and that's fighting the best," McGirt said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 12-22-2017

mcg was the man before he fncked up his shoulder. trainers have to be all in but they have to know they set themselves up for the ''wtf happened to your guy, bruh ?'' interviews.

Comment by Ray* on 12-22-2017

I could see another [I][B]"Am stopping it baby"[/B][/I] coming on...

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 12-22-2017

[QUOTE=sportbuddha;18351251]That’s a great story Tex. First fight I saw live was Eubank vs Benn I , same sentiment, the sport stuck with me ever since[/QUOTE] Eubank vs Benn was a violent fight....good to know my fellow Scientist of the Sweet…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 12-21-2017

I don't know if McGirt is a good trainer or not but his fighter's seem to always come up short. Buddy might be ready but I don't know if his fighter will be ready.

Comment by sportbuddha on 12-21-2017

This is either going to be a massive mis-match (on paper it should be) or Lipinets is going to hit the peak of the sport in one fight, let’s face it we don’t really know how good he is yet,…

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