Sergey Lipinets Set to Replace Adrien Broner Against Omar Figueroa
Another man’s loss is another man’s gain! After four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (34-4-1-1, 24KOs) withdrew from his August 20 fight against former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa (28-2-1, 19KOs) citing mental health issues, former IBF junior welterweight champ Sergey Lipinets (16-2-1, 12KOs) steps up to the plate!
While one of the main event participants has changed, the fact that this is a true crossroads bout and a must-win for both fighters hasn’t. Lipinets hasn’t fought since April 2021, when he was stopped in six rounds by welterweight boogeyman Jaron Ennis. Prior to that, he fought to a draw in his bid to become IBF interim welterweight champion against Custio Clayton in October 2020.
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This matchup has the potential to be an even better fight as both men have fan-friendly, come-forward styles with good power. A win for either man will surely inject some much needed life into two dwindling careers.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher