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Mikey Garcia to face Sergey Lipinets on February 10

Mikey Garcia will aim for another world title in February.

Adrien Broner v Mikey Garcia Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Mikey Garcia will look to win a world title in a fourth weight class when he faces Sergey Lipinets in a February 10 main event on Showtime, live from San Antonio.

Garcia (37-0, 30 KO) is coming off of a decision win over Adrien Broner in July, a 12-round decision that saw him move up to 140 for the first time. He looked good, so now he’s going to challenge for a title.

Lipinets (13-0, 10 KO) won the vacant IBF belt on November 4, beating Akihiro Kondo by decision.

“It is a dream to have the opportunity to become a four-division world champion,’’ Garcia said via press release. “San Antonio has some of the greatest boxing fans in the country, including some key supporters of my Robert Garcia Boxing Academy family. Since my last fight, I have stayed in the gym. I can’t wait to give the fans in Texas and those watching at home on Showtime another great performance.’’

“Getting the title is one thing, but keeping the title is a more difficult task,’’ said Lipinets. “I’m not about to give it away to anybody. No disrespect to Mikey Garcia or anybody else out there, but I’m keeping my title. Beating Mikey Garcia will put me in the elite of boxing where I believe I belong. I’m happy my team was able to put this great fight together. I can promise you this won’t be a snoozer. It’s going to be an action-packed fight for sure.’’

The undercard will feature a rematch between Rances Barthelemy (26-0, 13 KO) and Kiryl Relikh (21-2, 19 KO). The two fought in May, with Barthelemy winning a decision. This time, they’ll be fighting for the vacant WBA junior welterweight title.

Garcia is going to be the obvious favorite here, but do you see Lipinets as a real challenge for him?

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