Soon after Sergey Lipinets won an action-packed fight against Lamont Peterson, the former champion is back in the gym hoping to return to the ring later this year.
Lipinets is currently training and readying himself for a September return hoping to continue his march towards a shot at a welterweight title. In a chat with BoxingScene.com, Lipinets said he wants to face the best in the 147-pound division and is ready to fight whoever he gets paired off with.
“I’m back in the gym and getting ready for my next fight,” Lipinets said. “I want to take on all of the best welterweights. Whoever my manager Alex Vaysfeld and my adviser Al Haymon can get in the ring, I will be ready.”
Vaysfeld also talked about Lipinets' future opponent, but refused to say who it will be or who is even considered. Competing under the PBC umbrella does have its benefits for Lipinets, who is competing in a division that has welterweight titlists Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Errol Spence Jr. fighting for PBC. Continued success at welterweight could reward Lipinets, a former IBF junior welterweight champion, with a potential shot at any of those world titles.
“There are several names being mentioned,” Vaysfeld said. “But the fact that Sergey is already back in camp, after a war like that and not even knowing—or caring—who he’s fighting next shows just how serious he is about taking over the welterweight division.”
Lipinets' last fight took place on March 24 in the main event of a PBC on FS1 card from Maryland and Lipinets won the bout by stopping Peterson near the end of the 10th round. Peterson announced his retirement from boxing.