Garcia vs Lipinets Odds – This Saturday night sees lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia move up to 140 lbs to challenge IBF champion Sergey Lipinets on Showtime Boxing.
One look at the odds for this one and you see that Garcia (37-0) is a major favorite over Lipinets (13-0) despite Lipinets walking in as the titleholder. Garcia was an undefeated featherweight world champion when he took a more than two year leave from the sport. Garcia was not off on some soul searching hike in the mountains however, he was honing his skills and formulating a plan. Garcia has been nothing short of lethal in the three fights since his comeback.
Garcia is still holding the 135 lb world title but in his last outing he defeated Adrien Broner handily in his first fight at 140 pounds. He still has unfinished business at lightweight against Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares as he is looking at big money fights later on in 2018.
Lipinets would love to be the guy who derail Garcia’s plans. He became a world champion in boxing after just twelve fights because he is a hard worker who hits very hard. He is a natural born competitor who has MMA and kickboxing in his background as well. Despite his diverse background he is a good technical boxer who has fought solid tests on his way up. None of that figures to matter against Garcia, who is just going to be on another level.
This fight was originally scheduled for January but was delayed when Lipinets suffered a hand injury. Lipinets is going to say all the right things about his hand in the build-up to the fight, and the injury was a severe sprain with swelling and not a break, but if he cannot punch with power against Garcia he has no chance. Even with his full reserve of power in play, Lipinets figures to go home without his world title.
The vacant WBA super lightweight belt will be contested in the co-feature between Rances Barthelemy (26-0) and Kiril Relikh (21-2). Barthelemy has held world titles at super featherweight and lightweight but he has struggled with consistency and making the weight.
Last May, Barthelemy won a unanimous decision over Relikh in his first bout at 140 pounds, but he had to get up off the canvas to do it. Relikh found Barthelemy hard to find after the knockdown as the Cuban used his boxing prowess to hold off his hard charging opponent. Barhelemy landed a body shot in the eighth that sent Relikh down and at the end of the day the judges had it for Barthelemy via scores of 117-109, 116-110, 115-111. Obviously, that did not sit well with Relikh.
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Below are the current odds for the two fights on Showtime’s Saturday broadcast. Check your local listigs for start times and check your book throughout the week for changes and additional lines as promoter TOm Brown has 14 fights scheduled forthe live event at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.
Freeman Coliseum – Garcia vs Lipinets Odds – San Antonio, Texas – Showtime
Super Lightweight 12 rounds –
Sergey Lipinets +1500 o9½ -180
Mikey Garcia -3000 u9½ +150
Super Lightweight 12 rounds –
Kiryl Relikh +180
Rances Barthelemy -220
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