Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets Finalized For March 24

Former world champions Lamont Peterson and Sergey Lipinets are set to square off in a welterweight showdown in March.

PBC announced that Peterson and Lipinets will fight in the main event for the March 24 PBC on FS1 card from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. 

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This will be Peterson's first fight since being stopped by Errol Spence Jr. with the IBF welterweight title on the line back in January 2018. Peterson, a former WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion, has won four of his last six fights dating back to the start of 2014. 

Lipinets has also held the IBF title at 140-pounds but lost the belt when he was defeated by Mikey Garcia in March 2018 in Lipinets' first title defense. Since then, Lipinets moved up in weight after not getting an invitation to the World Boxing Super Series junior welterweight tournament and won his last fight against Erick Bone back in August.

In the co-main event, Anthony Peterson will take on former world champion Argenis Mendez in a 10-round junior welterweight bout. Anthony, who is Lamont's brother, has also not fought since January 2018 when Anthony's fight against Luis Eduardo Florez ended in a No Contest. Prior to that, Anthony won his last seven fights with four of those wins coming from inside the distance.

Mendez, a former IBF super featherweight champion, has yet to find any consistent results inside the ring since winning his world title. Mendez sports a 4-3-1 record with one fight ending in a No Decision after knocking out Juan Carlos Salgado to win his world title in 2013.

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