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Lamont Peterson, Sergey Lipinets meet on March 24

A pair of former titleholders look to stay relevant.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Lamont Peterson and Sergey Lipinets both need a big win, and they’ll meet on Sunday, March 24, live on FS1 from Oxon Hill, Maryland in a PBC main event.

Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KO) was last in action on Jan. 20, where he was stopped after seven rounds by IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr in what became an increasingly one-sided fight as it went on.

But losing to Spence doesn’t mean that the 34-year-old DC fighter is done as a contender, and he’ll look to prove that next spring when he faces Lipinets (14-1, 10 KO), a former 140-pound titleholder.

Lipinets, 29, fought twice in 2018, losing his title to Mikey Garcia on March 10 in San Antonio, before returning with a win over Erick Bone on Aug. 4 in New York. He didn’t look great moving up to 147 against Bone, winning a majority decision, but he got the victory and now looks to make a real statement in his new division.

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