Ennis v Lipinets – Picture by Amanda Wescott
Jaron “Boots” Ennis continued his pursuit of a world title shot on Saturday night time in opposition to former world champion Sergey Lipinets. They have been schedule for 12-rounds, in a crossroads battle, with the winner in all probability a welterweight world title battle within the close to future.
Ennis vs. Lipinets was the primary occasion on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut Saturday night time in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.
The 23-year-old Ennis (27-0, 25 KO’s) is one other of the excellent Philadelphia fighters from the “Metropolis of Brotherly Love” that boasts a wealthy boxing historical past.
The 31-year-old, Kazakhstan born, California-residing Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KO’s) served discover to the 140-pound division when he gained the IBF world title with a victory over Akihiro Kondo in 2017. He misplaced the title to famous person Mikey Garcia in 2018 after which moved as much as welterweight 2 years in the past.
Going into the battle, it was the basic situation of the previous, extremely skilled world champion, in opposition to the undefeated, up and coming star. A win for both fighter would dictate who was going to place themselves for a world title shot – Ennis for his first title strive, or Lipinets getting one other shot at holding a championship.
In the long run, Ennis overpowered and KO’d Sergey Lipinets in spherical 6 on Saturday night time. Lipinets slipped in spherical 4, however it was, incorrectly, dominated a knockdown. Nonetheless, Ennis saved on Lipinets and landed a devastating, sixth spherical, straight left that knocked Lipinets out. A formidable efficiency by Ennis, considered one of boxing’s hottest, fast-rising stars, who’s positioning himself for a world title shot and is focusing on later this yr or early subsequent yr.
Underneath Card (televised)
IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Fairly Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KO’s) retained his title in opposition to Jonathan Rodríguez (22-2, 16 KO’s) by way of UD 12. The battle, an thrilling slugfest, was Ancajas’ ninth title defence, a formidable title reign for certain.
Unbeaten welterweight Eimantas Stanionis (13-0, 9 KO’s) scored a UD 12 over former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KO’s).