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Sergey ‘Samurai’ Lipinets, litmus test for Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis

In the function, the Mexican Jonathan Rodríguez will also fight against the Filipino Jerwin Ancajas, for the Supermosca championship.

Kazakh Sergey ‘Samurai’ Lipinets will put US knockout Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis to a test by fire this Saturday night, at the Premier Boxing Champions main event from Unascville, Connecticut, where he also Mexican Jonathan ‘Titan’ Rodríguez will try to dethrone Filipino Jerwin Ancajas for the Superfly World Championship.

This Friday at the weigh-in, Ennis (26-0, 24 KO’s) stopped the scales at 146.5 pounds, while former champion Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KO’s) registered 146.8 pounds, both below 147 pounds.

“I’m going to do my thing on Saturday night and I’m going to do it by sending a loud message, and from there I’ll just go up for bigger and better things, then maybe a world title to end the year. This fight is just to elevate my ranking, my superstar status and to forge my start as a pay-per-view star, ”Ennis said.

“For me, the rivals I’ve faced are definitely superior to Ennis’s. I played 12 rounds against Mikey Garcia and faced a two-time champion like Lamont Peterson. Those guys already pushed me to my limit. Ennis will have fought more as a professional than I have, but he has not been challenged in the same way in his fights, “Lipinets responded.

For the backup battles, Thomas Dulorme (25-4-1, 16 Ko’s), will try to remove the thorn from his close loss to Jamal James last August, and will have to do it against the favorite Eimantas Stanionis (12-0, 9 Ko’s). Today at the weigh-in they scored 146.5 and 146 pounds, respectively.

And in another interesting duel, this one for the Super flyweight championship of the International Boxing Federation, Filipino Jerwin Ancajas will be the favorite to successfully defend against Mexican Jonathan ‘Titán’ Rodríguez. Ancajas (32-1-2, 22 KO’s) will make the ninth exhibition of the title he won in 2016, while ‘Titan’ (22-1, 16 KO’s) will try to extend his six-win streak. They scored respectively 114.8 and 115 pounds.

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