Lamont Peterson is a veteran champion of multiple weight classes that has earned the trust of boxing fans and gamblers but he will be facing a champion in his own right when he takes on Sergey Lipinets in a 12 round welterweight match from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland with coverage on FS1. While Lipinets is not as well-known as Peterson he is younger (age 29 compared to 35 for Peterson) and with just one loss for his career. Peterson’s production has also slowed down in recent years which has made Lipinets a small favorite for this welterweight contender clash. Both fighters have championship aspirations in what has become boxing’s best weight class and a defeat would be devastating towards those prospects.
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Boxing Odds at BookMaker.eu
Lamont Peterson -110
Sergey Lipinets -120
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The bout between Lamont Peterson (35-4-1, 17 knockouts) and Sergey Lipinets (14-1, 10 knockouts) is between two of the top welterweight contenders in boxing. This bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be televised on FSI. The MGM National Harbor at Oxon Hill, Maryland will be the venue.
If ever there was an even boxing match this would be the one and the early betting on this showdown provides the best evidence.
“Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets is a classic 50-50 matchup that is sure to include drama, action, and intrigue,” said TGP Promotions President Tom Brown. “Lipinets is looking to conquer a second division after winning a 140-pound title, while Peterson is out to show he’s still amongst the welterweight elite.”
Lamont Peterson has earned the admiration of the boxing community for taking on some of the biggest names in the sport at both 140 and 147 pounds. Especially impressive was the way in which he rose through the boxing ranks by winning championship belts on both divisions while fighting an All-Star roster of competitors such as Victor Ortiz, Timothy Bradley Jr, Amir Khan, Kendall Holt, Lucas Matthysse, Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. Indeed, Peterson took possession of the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association 140-pound titles. He defeated Khan in a 2011 split decision and won the welterweight championship with a unanimous decision over David Avanesyan in 2017. But Peterson is coming off the disappointment of losing to Spence last January in a welterweight bout.
Peterson has expressed a positive attitude and optimism in preparation for his bout Lipinets. Further, he seems to have shaken off the sting of his loss to Spence.
“I’m happy to be doing what I love and that is fighting,” said Peterson, “I’m really excited about having the chance to fight at home once again and also on FS1 and FOX Deportes for the first time. I plan on giving fans on TV and in the arena the show they came to see.”
Lipinets has moved to the welterweight division on a high note that followed his winning the world championship at the 140-pound division. The native of Kazakhstan grew up in Russia but now resides in Beverly Hills, California. He earned the International Boxing Federation super lightweight world championship with an impressive unanimous decision win over Akihiro Kondo in 2017. But last March Lipinets lost to Mikey Garcia in defense of his title. However, Lipinets recovered nicely with a win in his welterweight debut against Erick Bone.
“I’m ready for the intensity of this fight with a great champion like Lamont Peterson,” said Lipinets. “I’m very humbled and honored to be in this position. I’m pushing myself to bring my A-game.”
Boxing Betting Tips
Lamont Peterson is in obvious decline while Lipinets looks to have plenty of upside here and at a good price.
Boxing Odds Pick: Sergey Lipinets
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With the boxing odds at BookMaker Sportsbook, you can bet on boxing all year, from smaller cards to pay-per-view events. Access live betting lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook. Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets takes place on March 29, 2019 at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The fight can be seen on FS1.