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Sergey Lipinets moving to 147, fights August 4

Sergey Lipinets returns on the Alexander-Berto card on FOX.

Sergey Lipinets vs Akihiro Kondo Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Sergey Lipinets will be in the first FOX-televised fight on August 4, moving up to welterweight to face Erick Bone on the Alexander-Berto card.

The other televised fight will be a super middleweight bout between Peter Quillin and J’Leon Love. Light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne’s fight with Lenin Castillo was previously thought to be the third fight on the FOX bill.

Lipinets (13-1, 10 KO) is a former titleholder at 140 pounds, losing his IBF title to Mikey Garcia on March 10, in a fight that showed that Lipinets can compete at a high level. He certainly lost the bout, but he gave Garcia a solid 12 rounds. Garcia then vacated that title, choosing to stay at 135 for a unification bout on Saturday against Robert Easter Jr on Showtime.

Bone (20-5, 8 KO) is a 29-year-old veteran from Ecuador, a decent fighter but far from a contender. He lost four fights in a row from 2015-17, falling short against Shawn Porter, Chris Algieri, Miguel Vazquez, and Eddie Ramirez. He’s won four straight since then.

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