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Boxing: Ennis vs Lipinets

Ennis vs Lipinets

Time: 9 p.m. ET : Welterweight contender Jaron "Boots" Ennis faces former world champion Sergey Lipinets, in a 12-round duel, which will be the star of this same Saturday, April 10, in a function that will take place at the "Mohegan Sun Arena" of Uncasville, Connecticut. 

Boxing: Ennis vs Lipinets

The fight, which is promoted by the Premier Boxing Champions series, will be televised on Showtime. 

Ennis (26-0, 24 KOs) is the latest in Philadelphia's pantheon of outstanding fighters, combining sublime boxing skills with natural power in both hands. 

Heading into his last fight against Chris van Heerden, Ennis was on a 16 straight knockout streak. That streak ended when the fight was stopped after the first round due to an accidental head butt that opened a severe cut on Van Heerden's forehead. 

"I'm excited to be back this Saturday," Ennis said. “This is the kind of fight I've been waiting for. Everyone will see something special in me on fight night. I am excited to be the main event. It's time to shine! " 

The Lipinets lost the title to the four-division world championship. . Mikey Garcia in 2018 and then promoted to welterweight in 2019. He notified that he would be a contender at welterweight when he scored an impressive knockout victory over two-division champion Lamont Peterson in 2019. 

Born in Kazakhstan and representing Russia, Lipinets now lives in Woodland Hills, California and is trained by renowned coach Joe Goossen. Lipinets are coming off a close majority draw against undefeated Custio Clayton in October 2020. 

"Training is grueling and I'm working hard with Joe Goossen to be at my best on fight night," Lipinets said. “We have a tough young fighter in Ennis who thinks I'm a stepping stone for him. But sometimes the steps trip you up, and I'll do my best to trip you up this Saturday. I am doing my best to prepare for what I hope will be a dogfight. All fans who know boxing know that this will be a real war and that it is worth tuning in. I hope we fight in a phone booth sometimes, but I also hope he tries to use his scope and fight me from a distance sometimes. But no matter what he does, I'll be ready for him. "