Tonight at 10:15 pm ET on Showtime, it’s a doubleheader of action from San Antonio, Texas, with two fights in the 140-pound division.
In the main event, Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KO) will challenge IBF junior welterweight titleholder Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KO) for his title. Lipinets won the vacant belt last time out, beating Akihiro Kondo in November, while Garcia is coming off of a win last summer over Adrien Broner.
For Garcia, it’s a chance to win a world title in a fourth weight class, and a chance to firmly establish himself in the pound-for-pound rankings. For Lipinets, it’s a shot at what could be a career-defining sort of victory.
The co-feature will see the vacant WBA “world” junior welterweight title up for grabs in a rematch between Rances Barthelemy (26-0, 13 KO) and Kiryl Relikh (21-2, 19 KO). Barthelemy won their first fight in May of last year by decision, with both fighters coming off the canvas in an exciting bout.
Patrick Stumberg will be on the round-by-round call tonight. Join us!
Stumberg here. The show has begun; I’ll be doing live coverage in the comments. If you’re not on mobile, ctrl-f for my username. If you are on mobile, I’ll have the title of each fight in all caps before I start the play-by-play.