Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne for the WBC world heavyweight title. The rematch is finally upon us. Wilder wants to avenge the only fight that he has not been able to finish by knockout and Stiverne wants revenge after Wilder beat him for the title in their first encounter in 2015.
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Here is the main card (Showtime 9 p.m. ET):
- Deontay Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne via KO, round 1, to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title
- Shawn Porter defeated Adrian Granados via unanimous decision (117-111, 117-111, 117-111) to win the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Title
- Sergey Lipinets defeated Akihiro Kondo via unanimous decision (118-110, 117-110, 117-110) to win the Vacant IBF Junior Welterweight Title
Here is the untelevised undercard:
- Dominic Breazeale defeated Eric Molina via TKO, round 8; WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
- Amanda Serrano defeated Marilyn Hernandez via TKO, round 1: Female Junior Lightweight Bout
- Dylan Price defeats Trevor Ballinger via KO, round 1: Bantamweight Bout
- Lenroy Thomas defeated Ed Fountain: Heavyweight Bout
- Efe Ajgaba defeated Rodney Hernandez via TKO, round 6: Heavyweight Bout
- Chris Colbert defeated Titus Williams via unanimous decision (79-72, 79-72, 78-73): Featherweight Bout
Sergey Lipinets vs. Akihiro Kondo: Vacant IBF Junior Welterweight Title Bout
Round 1: The fight begins with Lipinets landing a left jab and Kondo does the same. Lipinets throws a hard right hook. Kondo starts tagging Lipinets with several left jabs. Lipinets lands a straight right jab to Kondo's body. Lipinets eats a three-punch combo by Kondo as Lipinets keeps going to the ropes.
Fightful scored round 1 for Kondo 10-9
Round 2: Lipinets gets in trouble earl as Kondo keeps throwing and landing hard body shots. Lipinets goes to the corner as Kondo lands a right hook then a right uppercut that splits Lipinets' defense. Lipinets lands a few jabs and Kondo's face is pretty red so far.
Fightful scored round 2 for Kondo 10-9
Round 3: Lipinets starts with a left body shot to Kondo. Kondo throws a counter left hand. Lipinets throws a right jab followed by a hard left hook. Lipinets is increasing his speed and pressure as Kondo is bleeding from his nose. Both men clinch. Kondo lands a right hook and Lipinets lands a right uppercut of his own. Kondo attacks the body once more.
Fightful scored round 3 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 4: Kondo starts with the left jab. Kondo then blocks Lipinets' jab. Lipinets spends the majority of the first minute of the round throwing left jabs. Kondo lands a left hook to the body. Kondo lands a counter left jab to Lipinets' face. Kondo throws several more left hands. Lipinets lands a good right hand to Kondo's body. Lipinets throws a couple of more hard shots as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 4 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 5: Lipinets lands a right hand, followed by two left jabs to the body. Kondo lands a right hand to Lipinets. Lipinets throws another right hook. Lipinets lands a stiff right to Kondo. Kondo hurts Lipinets with a good right hand and Lipinets lands a big left hook to the side of Kondo's head. Kondo continues to pressure Lipinets as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 5 for Kondo 10-9
Round 6: Lipinets lands a few lefts to Kondo's body. Lipinets then connects with the left to Kondo's chin. Kondo then recovers and lands a left to Lipinets' chin as well. Kondo keeps throwing lefts and rights, but Lipinets then throws a couple of rights. Lipinets gets cut near his left eye. The end of the round has Lipinets recovering and landing harder shots to Kondo.
Fightful scored round 6 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 7: Kondo keeps pressuring forward, but Lipinets is game and throws a couple of right hands. Kondo seemingly hurts Lipinets again. Lipinets is now bleeding even more now. Lipinets throws a right hook. Kondo lands a couple of rights, trying to target the cut above Lipinets' left eye. Lipinets gets a strong right in to hurt Kondo and lands a stiff right uppercut to Kondo at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 7 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 8: As the round starts, Lipinets is checked out by the doctor. The fight goes on and both men are trading hard hooks ti each other's body. Both men land a left jab to each other's face at the same time. Kondo lands a couple of hooks to the body. Kondo continues to throw a couple of rights to pressure Lipinets but Lipinets lands a punishing right uppercut to Kondo's chin. Kondo hurts Lipinets again.
Fightful scored round 8 for Kondo 10-9
Round 9: Kondo lands a hard left jab to start off the round. Kondo lands one more, but Lipinets counters with a right hand. Lipinets lands a left jab to Kondo. Lipinets continues to attack the body. Kondo lands a right hand to Lipinets. Both men trade jabs as the round progresses.
Fightful scored round 9 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 10: Lipinets stars the round with several combos being thrown. Kondo barely lands a left hook as Lipinets throws a few more jabs. Kondo attacks the body with left jabs. Lipinets lands a right hook to the side of Kondo's head. Kondo continues to pressure forward. Lipinets then throws a few more jabs while moving backwards. Kondo lands a hard left body shot to Lipinets. Kondo ends the round with a couple of well-placed body shots.
Fightful scored round 10 for Kondo 10-9
Round 11: Kondo lands a few good body shots to Lipinets. Lipinets attacks the body while ducking under a Kondo left hook upstairs. Lipinets partially lands a couple of hard shots to Kondo's head. Lipinets lands a beautiful left jab to Kondo's nose. Lipinets is starting land more shots upstairs while Kondo is regressing ever so slightly. Lipinets throws a couple of jabs but Kondo blocks them. Kondo lands a left hook as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 11 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 12: Lipinets throws a feint but decides to hold back on the following punch. Kondo lands a few good punches upstairs. Kondo is pressuring forward like he did earlier in the fight. Lipinets lands more left jabs. Kondo is landing some good shots as Lipinets is on the ropes. Lipinets is staggered for a bit but recovers quickly. Lipinets is hurt again and is on the ropes. Great ending to a great fight.
Fightful scored round 12 for Kondo 10-9, making it a 114-114 draw
Official Result: Sergey Lipinets defeated Akihiro Kondo via unanimous decision (118-110, 117-110, 117-110) to win the Vacant IBF Junior Welterweight Title
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