Former world champions Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (28-2-1, 19 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) will fight for the World Boxing Council Super Lightweight Silver title Saturday in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Lipinets, who was already scheduled to appear in a fight on the same card, was elevated as Adrien Broner’s replacement in the main event following Broner’s sudden withdrawal due to mental health concerns.
This was something both warriors commented:
Omar Figueroa Jr: “This is going to be a great fight against the Lipinets and I hope he is ready for what I bring. I have made changes in my life, and I am excited to see the type of fighter I am. I’m going to show what I can do now that I have a clear path ahead.
“With the change of opponent, I am even more ready to take everything we worked on training camp and bring it to the ring on Saturday and come out victorious.”
Sergey Lipinets: “In fact, we have been in the camp for almost three months preparing for whoever they put in front of me. We have been training without a particular opponent in mind. There have been a few different guys who have said they wanted to fight me. So, we have been training and preparing for all kinds of styles.
“And now we have this great opportunity to fight Figueroa this Saturday. I can’t wait to show everyone that I’m still a force to be reckoned with at 140 pounds.”