Sergey Lipinets vs Mikey Garcia

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Sergey Lipinets vs Mikey Garcia
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Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: 
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
140
Titles at Stake: 
IBF Light Welterweight World Title
Referee: 
Laurence Cole

Official Judging
Nelson Vasquez 110 - 117
Julie Lederman 110 - 117
Mark Calo-Oy 111 - 116

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Former 3 division world champion, current WBC lightweight world champion, California based Mexican/American, Mikey Garcia, puts lightweight defences on hold to compete at light welterweight, and on this occasion, he takes on undefeated IBF world champion, Russia's Sergey Lipinets. The fight takes place at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, the venue, containing a supportive, mostly pro Garcia crowd of fans.

The champion is the one on the front foot, controlled, focused, but the challenger, also focused, and very mobile. Garcia scores clean with a few quality straight shots. Garcia remains controlled in the second round, but is able to create more openings, land with all the punches in the fight, and raise the quantity. Garcia takes a clear lead after 2 rounds.

Lipinets is not deterred, as he lands his first decent punches in round 3, and sees a sign of his success, as blood exits the challenger's nose. Garcia bleeds, but as his opponent takes more chances, Garcia only hits him with good, clean punches more often. Lipinets raises his work rate in round 4, looking physically stronger than the challenger, but Garcia, using his boxing brain, and finishing the round well, putting a couple of good combinations together.

Lipinets looks able to make Garcia uncomfortable, but doesn't dent Garcia's composure, and as the champion takes more chances in round 5, he is countered, often, as a mobile Garcia taggs him on the way in consistently. Lipinets is able to find more ground in the sixth, he struggles for accuracy, but does land with a couple of good, hard shots, as a less active Garcia struggles to negate Lipinets's attributes as he has in previous rounds.

For most of round 7, Lipinets is active, continues his aggression, but Garcia, able to land good counter punches. Garcia lands a couple of big punches which Lipinets takes well, but Garcia sets a trap, and as the champion moves forward, the challenger lands a counter left hook, putting Lipinets down heavily. The champion shows great recuperation, mental strength, as he applies pressure on his opponent in the next round. Throughout round 8, Lipinets is able to land some good shots, and he overpowers Garcia, Garcia takes the punches, and responds with his own, he lands a significant amount of quality punches, but doesn't hurt Lipinets again.

Lipinets sustains his aggression in round 9, clearly behind, and he seems to outwork Garcia for much of the round, finding little accuracy, but landing the occasional thudding shot. Garcia lands hard, clean counter punches, as Lipinets increases his aggression, to finish another close round in a competitive fight. Lipinets continues to plough forward in round 10, but his aggression looks desperate, as a calm Garcia settles down, and his skills start to allow him some control back, he looks to be out boxing the champion.

Lipinets takes chance after chance, but he is rarely able to find the target, and is out timed, by the more controlled boxer. Lipinets becomes more aggressive if anything in the last two rounds, but he becomes more of a target, and rather than coasting in the last 90 seconds, Garcia raises his output, lands some great, clean scoring punches, not hurting the champion, but getting the better of the action in the closing stages of the fight.

Mikey Garcia raises his hand, whilst Sergey Lipinets looks dejected.

Mikey Garcia is declared a wide winner by all three judges, and therefore, is awarded a unanimous decision victory, as he wins the IBF belt, leaving Lipinets, disappointed, but with nothing to be ashamed of, having tried his best, put up a great effort.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sergey Lipinets
                                                                    
9
9
9
9.61
9.05
9.83
8
9.22
9.66
9
9.11
9.11
Mikey Garcia
                                                                    
10
10
10
9.38
9.94
9.16
10
9.77
9.33
10
9.88
9.88


Fan Cards: Sergey Lipinets vs Mikey Garcia


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
117


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
9
8
9
10
9
9
10
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
117


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
117


scorecard by RUET
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
108
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
9
8
9
10
9
9
9
109
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
118


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
10
9
10
10
111
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
116


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
10
9
10
9
111
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
116


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
109
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
118


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
108
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
119


scorecard by MBOSQUE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
117


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
111
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
116


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
109
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
118


scorecard by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
117


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
111
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
116


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
108
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
119


scorecard by WINGSTOP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
10
9
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
117


scorecard by BLOODMONEY80
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
108
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
119


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEY LIPINETS
9
9
9
10
9
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
110
MIKEY GARCIA
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
117


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a good match up.
Mikey Garcia is the favourite, it is about him, maybe more than it is about Lipinets, having said that, Garcia, favourite or not, is the opponent, the challenger, Lipinets is the champion, he deserves that recognition.

I think Lipinets is a good, solid all round fighter, but at this level, I think he is good, but just that, and to say Mikey Garcia is great, might even be an understatement. I might say this is a good fighter vs a great fighter, we don't know how good Lipinets is, we don't know his limitations, but against Garcia, I think he will be proven, not good enough.

Lipinets is undefeated, young, he has a title, he will be in shape, determined, skills, talent, power aside, based on these facts alone, we know this could be a tough fight for Garcia, it is certainly a project, could be a bit of a challenge.

I think Garcia, at his age, is not about taking his time, he wants to get a shift on, get the big fights as soon as possible, but if he can't, he knows he has to be consistent. Garcia will be put to make a statement, but like with his previous fight, he can do that, and also box within his game plan at the same time.

I think throughout, Garcia will simply do everything better than Lipinets, either nick the rounds, or outfight Lipinets, I think he will clearly the bigger puncher, and the counter puncher. I think Lipinets will give it his upmost effort, but will win few if any rounds, and Garcia will stop him at some late stage.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape.

Lipinets
Height: 170
Reach: 170
Age: 28
Career heaviest weight: 142
Career lightest weight: 136
World title contests: 1
Fights: 13
Wins: 13
Year of debut: 2014
Unbeaten opponents: 1
Opponents with losing records: 1
Best win (opinionated): Akihiro Kondo (November 2017, UD)
Amateur record: 35-5
KO percentage: 77
Experiences of boxing 12 rounds: 1

Garcia
Height: 168
Reach: 173
Age: 30
Career heaviest weight: 139
Career lightest weight: 123
World title contests: 4
Fights: 37
Wins: 37
Year of debut: 2006
Unbeaten opponents: 3
Opponents with losing records: 10
Best win (opinionated): Adrien Broner (July 2017, UD)
Amateur record: Unknown
KO percentage: 81
Experiences of boxing 12 rounds: 2

Gold's picture

Garcia will win big. Lipinets is not bad from what I have seen, but he had some difficulty and even seemed to get hurt at one point versus Kondo who was essentially a cherry picked opponent, having never fought out of Japan. Garcia is a top pound for pound fighter in the sport and he will show it here, he just has too much depth and skill to his game for Lipinets. Garcia by KO/TKO

Champion58's picture

Prediction.
Mikey Garcia is mustard, so I see him winning a wide points decision on all the judges' cards.

Champion97's picture

Lipinets is better than I thought!
Garcia won wide, he is a class above I think, but that was harder fight for him than I expected.
I thought Mikey started very well, for 2 rounds, he looked to be doing what he did against Adrien Broner, he was taking his time, he was staying focused, he was mobile, his timing was phenomenal, he landed a scoring shot against Lipinets whenever necessary, but he didn't throw a single shot at the wrong time, and that is hard to do against a fighter like Lipinets, who makes you work.
I think from around about round 4, throughout the rest of the fight, it was very competitive, it wasn't close throughout that time, but for much of that time, it was, Garcia made a bih breakthrough with that fantastic knockdown, but Garcia struggled I think in some of those rounds, I think his nose was a factor, obviously, that restricts your breathing, and Garcia's nose looked broken to me, he certainly has a vulnerability with his nose, blood sparyed everywhere early, and it was just the jab I think.
I was slightly worried for Mikey at times, Lipinets did a great job of attacking the body, waiting for Mikey to be in a static position, he couldn't hurt Garcia, but he was having success. Lipinets should be proud of himself, he did great, certainly did better than I expected him to, he got up off the deck, kept the fight competitive, and only lost because of the calibre of his opponent, no shame in that whatsoever.
I don't think overall, that was the best from Mikey I've seen, I thought he was sloppy at times, I'm not sure if it was simply not his best performance, how much it was about Lipinets being very good, but I certainly think talks of 147 is ridiculous, and Robert will let Mikey nowhere near Spence and Thurman, because as it is, Garcia is competing above his weight class. Without doubt, Mikey's best option is 135, fighting at 147 would be a huge mistake. I hope Garcia's career remainder is at 135. At the right weight, I think Garcia has the talent and the dedication to do what Terence Crawford did at 140, and unify the division, win all the belts.

TheUndefeated's picture

High skill-level fight. I thought Garcia showed clever defense to subtly avoid/block many of Lipinets' punches. Noble effort by a clearly talented Sergey but Garcia on a different level.