Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets for the IBF junior welterweight world championship. Garcia could become the 17th man in boxing history to win a world title in four weight classes as Lipinets makes his first title defense. We'll be bringing you quick results of the undercard and live, round-by-round coverage of the main card, which will be televised on Showtime.
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Here is the main televised card (10:15 p.m. EST/Showtime):
- Mikey Garcia defeats Sergey Lipinets, unanimous decision (116-111, 117-110, 117-110) to win the IBF junior welterweight title
- Kiryl Relikh defeats Rances Barthelemy, unanimous decision (117-110, 118-109, 118-109) to win the WBA junior welterweight title
Here is the televised undercard (8:00 p.m. EST/ Showtime Extreme):
- Mario Barrios defeated Eudy Bernardo, TKO, round 2, 0:45: Super lightweight bout
- Richard Commey defeated Alejandro Luna, TKO, round 6, 1:54: IBF lightweight title eliminator
- Brandon Figueroa defeated Giovanni Delgado, TKO, round 7, 1:55: Super bantamweight bout
Here is the untelevised undercard:
- Alejandro Guerrero defeated Philip Apyaka via KO, round 1: Lightweight bout
- Luis Coria defeated Nery Garcia, unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 39-37): Featherweight bout
- Yulian Tembotov defeated Noe Lozano, unanimous decision (40-36, 50-36, 39-37): Welterweight bout
- Eimantas Stanionis defeated Hector Munoz, TKO, round 4, 1:53: Welterweight bout
- Efe Ajagba defeated Antonio Woods, KO, round 1, 1:14: Heavyweight bout
- Efetobor Apochi defeated Darrius Flowers, TKO, round 2, 2:13: Cruiserweight bout
- Robert Rodriguez defeated Giovanni Noriega, unanimous decision (40-35, 40-35, 40-35): Junior bantamweight bout
Richard Commey vs. Alejandro Luna: IBF lightweight title eliminator: The fight was a slugfest from the start. Commey attacked Luna's head while Luna tried to put pressure by landing numerous body shots. Commey was Luna's toughest opponent to date, but Luna managed to stay busy and even won a couple of rounds from his body work. Commey was at his most vulnerable when his back was at the ropes, leaving Luna to land a lot of body punches. Commey took the fight in the middle of the ring where he got a clean knockdown in the sixth round. Luna managed to get right back up but he spit out his mouthpiece and lost a point. Commey went right on the attack, landing another flurry of strong right hands and knocks out Luna. Commey is now in the conversation for an IBF lightweight title fight against Robert Easter Jr.
Official result: Richard Commey defeated Alejandro Luna, TKO, round 6, 1:54
Mario Barrios vs. Eudy Bernardo: Super lightweight bout: Barrios establishes a heavy right jab from the start and Bernardo was nothing more tha a moving target in the first round. Barrios missed a left hook in the second round but then connected with a mean right jab that knocked down Bernardo. Although Bernardo got back up, his legs were wobbly and never really recovered. The referee stopped the fight right then and there.
Official result: Mario Barrios defeated Eudy Bernardo, TKO, round 2, 0:45
Brandon Figueroa vs. Giovanni Delgado: Super bantamweight bout: Figueroa was in control throughout most of the bout, throwing an extremely high number of punches. Delgado proved he has an incredible chin by not going down once in the fight, but he started with a only a few punches being thrown in the first couple of rounds. It wasn't until the third round where Delgado managed to land a strong counter left hook in the third round, but he never truly hurt Figueroa. Delgado described his style as a brawler, but he looked more awkward than a brawler. There was no chance Delgado was winning this fight and the bout took far longer than it should have. Delgado's corner was not overly concerned with their fighter's safety, otherwise they would have stopped the fight far sooner.
Official result: Brandon Figueroa defeated Giovanni Delgado, TKO, round 7, 1:55
Rances Barthelemy vs. Kiryl Relikh: Vacant WBA junior welterweight bout
Round 1: Relikh starts off the fight with a couple of left hands. Both boxers trade jabs as Relikh stays in the middle of the ring while Barthelemy skips around the ring. Barthelemy blocks a right hand by Relikh. Barthelemy connects with a stiff left jab. Relikh throws another right jab. Both Relikh and Barthelemy work the body with stiff hooks and uppercuts. The round end with Relikh landing a short left body jab.
Fightful scored round 1 for Relikh 10-9
Round 2: Relikh starts the round chasing Barthelemy doubling down with the left hook. Relikh lands a four-punch combination upstairs. Barthelemy lands a left jab, followed by a body shot thrown by Relikh. Barthelemy is still moving along the ropes until about midway through the round when he went to the center of the ring and then misses with a sweeping left hook. Relikh lands a hard right jab, which stunned Barthelemy for a brief moment. Barthelemy lands a stiff left hook upstairs.
Fightful scored round 2 for Relikh 10-9
Round 3: Relikh lands a hard right hand, but Barthelemy trips and goes down, but it’s not counted as a knockdown. Relikh gains momentum from this and connects on a few strong body shots. Barthelemy lands a 1-2 to Relikh. Relikh lands a right uppercut to Barthelemy’s ribs. Relikh throws a couple of left jabs. Relikh ends the round with a hard right hand to Barthelemy’s jaw.
Fightful scored round 3 for Relikh 10-9
Round 4: Relikh throws a few left jabs while Barthelemy plays defense. Relikh continues to stay busy by throwing punches. Relikh gets hit by a left hook near the beltline. Relikh throws a right hook to Barthelemy’s body. Relikh is starting to throw more left uppercuts to Barthelemy as the Cuban continues to play defense. Barthelemy blocks a three-punch combination thrown by Relikh. Barthelemy manages to land a counter left hand at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 4 for Relikh 10-9
Round 5: Relikh throws a right uppercut, followed by a right jab, but Barthelemy blocks it. Barthelemy moves to the center of the ring and brings the fight up close, throwing a couple of body shots. Relikh lands a hard right hand, but Barthelemy blocks it. Barthelemy throws a couple of body shots that are close to hitting Relikh below the belt. Barthelemy throws a three-punch combination with the last punch being a left hook that connects with Relikh’s jaw. Barthelemy lands a sweeping right hook, but Relikh responds with a right hand of his own. Both men trade punches towards the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 5 for Relikh 10-9
Round 6: The round starts with both fighters wrestling to the ground in the same manner they did in their first fight last year. Relikh continues to walk down Barthelemy by throwing numerous slow, but steady combinations. Barthelemy blocks a hard right hand by Relikh. Barthelemy goes to the body and lands a couple of punches. Relikh closes the round by throwing a flurry of punches upstairs.
Fightful scored round 6 for Relikh 10-9
Round 7: Relikh starts off with a couple of right hands. Barthelemy throws a couple of left hooks to the body. Barthelemy starts a flurry of punches to Relikh’s body, but then misses with a wild uppercut. Barthelemy throws a beautiful 1-2 to the body, but he fails to follow up on it and goes back to defense. Relikh throws three straight left jabs and Barthelemy responds by connecting with a jab of his own. Barthelemy then lands another left jab. Relikh gets hit with a low blow and is shook up by the dirty punch. Both men trade jabs, but then Relikh follows up with a number of hard punches.
Fightful scored round 7 for Relikh 10-8
Round 8: Relikh throws a number of left jabs to keep Barthelemy from throwing punches. Barthelemy misses with the left hook to the body. Relikh throws three straight left hooks, followed by a right hook. Relikh throws a right hand to Barthelemy’s body. Relikh continues to throw an absurd number of punches as he cruises to what we presume is another 10-9 round for Relikh
Fightful scored round 8 for Relikh 10-9
Round 9: Relikh throws several hooks to Barthelemy as Barthelemy become more reserved as the fight progresses. Barthelemy has a left hand blocked by Relikh and Relikh throws several more power shots. Barthelemy lands a counter left jab as he moves back to the ropes. Relikh throws another combination of punches. Relikh throws a series of uppercuts using both of his hands. Relikh misses with a sweeping right hook.
Fightful scored round 9 for Relikh 10-9
Round 10: The 10th round starts with Relikh landing more jabs as Barthelemy moves along the ropes once more. Barthelemy connects with a left uppercut to the body. The two boxers take the fight up close and each connect with short body hooks. Relikh lands a couple of power punches on Barthelemy’s jaw. Relikh lands a strong right hand to Barthelemy’s jaw. Barthelemy lands a hard body shot and Relikh appears to have been hurt from that punch.
Fightful scored round 10 for Relikh 10-9
Round 11: Relikh throws a series of left jabs and left hooks as Barthelemy blocks those punches. Relikh throws more jabs to keep himself busy, but Barthelemy stays strong on the guard. Relikh continues to impress with his incredibly high number of total punches thrown. Barthelemy throws a body shot, but Relikh blocks it. Barthelemy misses with the right hook. Barthelemy lands a quick right jab, but it does no damage to Relikh.
Fightful scored round 11 for Relikh 10-9
Round 12: The final round starts with Barthelemy and Relikh throwing multiple punches at each other’s body. Soon after, Barthelemy returns to defending against Relikh’s punches. Barthelemy lands a quick jab, then misses with a couple of hooks. Relikh lands a hard body shot to Barthelemy. Barthelemy misses with a wild left hook, then gets hit with a stiff right jab. Barthelemy lands another low blow with five seconds remaining in the round.
Fightful scored round 12 for Relikh 10-9, making it 120-107 for Relikh
Official result: Kiryl Relikh defeats Rances Barthelemy, unanimous decision (117-110, 118-109, 118-109) to win the WBA junior welterweight title
Sergey Lipinets (c) vs. Mikey Garcia: IBF junior welterweight title bout
Round 1: Both men start the fight without throwing a punch for the first 30 seconds, trying to find their footing and range. Lipinets lands a quick left jab. Garcia lands a couple of left jabs of his own. Garcia blocks a jab by Lipinets but Lipinets manages to dodge three-punch combination. Lipinets connects with the quick left jab. Garcia lands a strong right hand, followed by three left jabs. Lipinets goes to the body with another jab.
Fightful scored round 1 for Garcia 10-9
Round 2: Lipinets goes to the body but misses with two straight right jabs. Lipinets throws several feints, but it does not result in a meaningful punch being thrown. Garcia connects with a hard left uppercut to Lipinets’ jaw. Lipinets throws a hard right hook, but Garcia blocks it. Garcia lands another right hand as Garcia seems to be getting more and more comfortable with each punch. Lipinets misses with the right jab to Garcia’s body.
Fightful scored round 2 for Garcia 10-9
Round 3: Lipinets misses with the left hook. Lipinets throws a hard uppercut, followed by a left hook, which stuns Garcia. Blood is starting to show on Garcia’s face and its running across his chest. Lipinets attacks the body with a quick 1-2. Lipinets is getting more confident, landing more body shots. Garcia lands a left hook to the body, then lands a 1-2 combination. Lipinets connects with a left hook to Garcia’s jaw. Garcia goes for another 1-2 combination.
Fightful scored round 3 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 4: Garcia and Lipinets throw a couple of jabs to start the round. Lipinets dedicates the first minute of the round to attacking the body. Lipinets throws another uppercut, but Garcia was able to block it. Lipinets is mounting pressure on Garcia with the lead left hand. Lipinets lands a hard left hook, but Garcia comes back by throwing a couple of hard right hands. Garcia lands a big 1-2 combination. Garcia lands a counter left hook while blocking most Lipinets’ punches.
Fightful scored round 4 for Garcia 10-9
Round 5: Garcia throws a few left jabs, but they do not do a lot of damage to Lipinets. Lipinets throws a hard overhead right, but Garcia blocks it. Garcia lands three strong power punches in succession. Garcia utilizes the left hand to try and hurt Lipinets, but Lipinets avoids danger and briefly traps Garcia in the corner. Garcia throws another 1-2 combination with his right jab.
Fightful scored round 5 for Garcia 10-9
Round 6: Garcia throws another series of jabs as he paces along the ropes. Lipinets lands a hard right hand to Garcia, but Garcia responds with one of his own. Lipinets attacks Garcia’s body with multiple jabs. Garcia blocks Lipinets’ tough right overhead punch. Garcia lands another uppercut to Lipinets. Lipinets connects with a counter left hand to Garcia’s jaw. Garcia ends the round with a counter left hook.
Fightful scored round 6 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 7: Lipinets connects with a couple of hard left jabs, but Garcia responds with a big right hand. Garcia continues to throw the 1-2 and it has been effective. Garcia lands a series of left hooks that ultimately knocks down Lipinets for the first time in his career. Lipinets lands a quick left jab. Lipinets continues to attack Garcia, but Garcia continues to keep his distance and away from danger.
Fightful scored round 7 for Garcia 10-8
Round 8: Garcia lands a hard left jab to Lipinets. Garcia connects with a right hook, followed by a left hook upstairs. Garcia continues to utilize the left hook as Lipinets is starting to shy away from the jab in favor of more body work. Garcia throws more jabs as he moves along the ropes again. Lipinets lands a quick left jab and then two more power shots to Garcia’s body. Garcia throws a few more jabs, but Lipinets seems unaffected. Garcia wins a hard exchange at the end of the round, possibly winning the round for him.
Fightful scored round 8 for Garcia 10-9
Round 9: Lipinets lands a hard right jab to Garcia’s body. Lipinets starts to control the early portion of the round by getting Garcia to the ropes and landing a few punches to the body. Lipinets throws several more punches to Garcia’s body and connects with one upstairs. Garcia recovers and lands another 1-2 combination. Garcia hurts Lipinets for a brief second when the two trade blows, but Lipinets recovers from potential danger.
Fightful scored round 9 for Lipinets 10-9
Round 10: Lipinets starts the round by moving forward, trying to put pressure on Garcia. Garcia connects with a left hook upstairs. Garcia lands another 1-2 to Lipinets as he stays in the middle of the ring. Lipinets throws another left hook to Garcia’s body. Garcia continues to stay busy by throwing little, short jabs to keep Lipinets’ power in check. Garcia lands another strong left hook to Lipinets’ jaw as his face is starting to swell.
Fightful scored round 10 for Garcia 10-9
Round 11: Garcia throws a flurry of punches to start things off, but Lipinets bounces back with a good right uppercut that splits Garcia’s guard. Garcia lands another 1-2 combination to Lipinets. Garcia then lands a stiff counter left jab, but Lipinets is still hanging in there. Lipinets lands a hard right jab to Garcia’s head. A jab from Lipinets lands, but a right hand by Garcia also connects towards the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 11 for Garcia 10-9
Round 12: Garcia feeds off of the San Antonio crowd and lands more of jabs and left hooks. Garcia keeps pressuring Lipinets with the textbook 1-2 combinations. Lipinets traps Garcia to the corner and throws several body shots. Garcia gets out of danger and throws yet another 1-2 in the middle of the ring. Garcia throws another quick left jab. Lipinets connects with a right hook to Garcia’s jaw. Garcia hurts Lipinets with a counter left hook and Garcia keeps Lipinets on his toes with the jab. Lipinets refuses to give up and tries to throw punches as the fight ends.
Fightful scored round 12 for Garcia 10-9, making it 117-110 for Garcia
Official result: Mikey Garcia defeats Sergey Lipinets, unanimous decision (116-111, 117-110, 117-110) to win the IBF junior welterweight title