Omar Figueroa Vs. Sergey Lipinets Meet Saturday Live On Showtime
Former world champions Omar Figueroa and Sergey Lipinets will square off live on Showtime this Saturday night.
Former champions Omar Figueroa Jr. and Sergey Lipinets will square off live this weekend on Showtime.
The event takes place from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Orlando, Florida.
Figueroa was scheduled to meet Adrien Broner, but the four-division champion was forced out with personal issues.
The 32-year-old Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs) is from a fighting family along with his younger brother Brandon, a former super bantamweight world champion.
Figueroa won the WBC lightweight world championship with a unanimous decision victory over Nihito Arakawa in a 2013 “Fight of the Year” and successfully defended the title two times before moving up to super lightweight in 2015.
“This is going to be a great fight against Lipinets and I hope he’s ready for what I’m bringing,” said Figueroa. “I’ve made changes in my life and I’m excited to see the kind of fighter that I am now. I’m going to show what I can do now that I have a clear head and a clear path ahead of me. With the opponent change I’m even more ready to take all the frustrations and anger that have built up in camp and bring it into the ring on Saturday and come out victorious.”
Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) has been in training and was already scheduled to appear on the August 20 card before being elevated as a replacement for Broner in the main event.
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Born in Martuk, Kazakhstan and now living in Woodland Hills, Calif., Lipinets is no stranger to the main stage, having tangled with champions including Lamont Peterson and Mikey Garcia.