Mikey Garcia – Sergey Lipinets Interview Transcript

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Richard Schaefer
Thank you and thank you all for participating in today’s call.

First of all, I would like to thank our co-promoters, Tom Brown, from TGB Promotions and Mike Battah and James Leija, from Leija Battah Promotions. And as well, of course, our sponsors, Corona, and our local sponsor in San Antonio, Metro PCS, who has activated this fight in over 130 stores in and around San Antonio.

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Garcia vs Lipinets rescheduled for March 10

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The highly anticipated showdown between undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 10th. The Premier Boxing Champions event was set to take place on February 10th, but Garcia’s quest for a fourth world title had to be rescheduled following a training injury to Lipinets’ hand. The fight will be live on SHOWTIME and will remain in San Antonio but move to the Freeman Coliseum.

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Mikey Garcia-Sergey Lipinets fight postponed due to injury

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The first big fight postponement due to injury has come about here in 2018. Unfortunately, Mikey Garcia’s bid to become a four-weight world champ will have to wait just a little while longer. According to a breaking news piece from Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, reigning IBF 140 pound champ Sergey Lipinets, who would have defended his belt against Garcia on February 10, has suffered a hand injury. The fight, and the whole card, will now take place at a new, as yet undetermined date later this year.

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Rances Barthelemy faces Kyrl Relikh on Garcia-Lipinets card on 2/10

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Unbeaten two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy and former title challenger Kiryl Relikh will both look to kick off their new year with a world title victory when they meet in a rematch for a vacant 140-pound title Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME from the Alamodome in San Antonio in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

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Mikey Garcia aims for Jorge Linares fight this summer: It is still the goal

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According to Mikey Garcia the big title fight unification showdown between he and Jorge Linares will still happen, this summer – this despite the fact that both 135 pound champions will fight against separate opposition in January and February respectively. Unbeaten Garcia will look to capture his fourth title in as many weight divisions when he will challenge Sergey Lipinets for a 140 pound belt on Feb. 10, while Linares will defend his lightweight belt against Mercito Gesta on January 27.

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Mikey Garcia and Sergey Lipinets quotes from San Antonio TX. press conference

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Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets were face to face for the second straight day Tuesday at a press conference in San Antonio to discuss their main event showdown taking place Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Mikey Garcia and Sergey Lipinets quotes for LA press conference

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Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets went face-to-face for the first time Monday at a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss their main event showdown on Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

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