By Tre Berry
Two quiet, former world titlists look to propel themselves back to another big opportunity, and they both hop in the drivers seat of their cars in pursuit to take on the other.
Former Unified Junior-Welterweight World Champion & Welterweight titlist Lamont ‘Havoc’ Peterson (35-4-1, 17KO) finally returns to action on Sunday night after his lengthy hiatus where he pondered retirement after sustaining a sound beating against Errol Spence Jr. back in January of 2018. The 35 year old still believes he has enough juice left to propel himself back to one more title opportunity, but he has a tough fight in front of him.
Standing across from Peterson will be former IBF Junior-Welterweight world titlist Sergey Lipinets (14-1-0, 10KO), who picked up boxing a little late, and started his combat experience as a kickboxer, so fighting was in his blood from the outset. He came over to boxing and learned quickly on the job, becoming one of the better Junior-Welterweights in the world. Now he’s been trying his hand at Welterweight, and Lamont Peterson stands in the way of what he covets, which would be another world title shot.
This fight screams of a 50/50 type of match-up, and I suspect that we will see the best of each fighter come out in this contest. This fight and its fight card will be shown on FS1 Saturday night, and live fight coverage starts on Sunday at 8 P.M. EST.