Sergey Lipinets vs Erick Bone Preview Aug. 4th
Former IBF Super Lightweight Champion Sergey Lipinets of Kazakhstan will be meeting Erick Bone of Ecuador in a 10-round welterweight bout at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York this Saturday, August 4th. The bout can be seen live in North America on Fox. Fox Sports 2 and Fox Deportes. Lipinets lost his title in his last outing on March 10th when he came out on the wrong end of a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia. Bone last fought in May when he beat Cameron Krael by a 10-round split decision.
Lipinets vs Bone Betting Odds
- Erick Bone +900
- Sergey Lipinets -1600
The 29-year-old champion Lipinets has an impressive record of 13-1 along with 10 Kos with his only defeat coming at the hands of Garcia a few months ago. He obviously has some power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 71 per cent and also has a decent chin even though Garcia dropped him in the seventh round. Lipinets turned pro in 2014 after a fine amateur career at 35-5 and is also a former WAKO Kickboxing Champion, WBC International Silver, and WBC Latino Super Lightweight belt holder. He stands 5-feet-7-inches tall, has a 67-inch reach and has 101 rounds under his belt since turning pro..
If there is a knock against Lipinets it’s the quality of opposition he’s faced up to now in his career, but that more or less changed when he met Garcia. However, the only other names that may be familiar to most fans are Walter Castillo and Cosme Rivera. Lipinets was competitive against Garcia and there’s really no shame in losing to one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world right now. This is basically a quick turnaround fight for Lipinets to get back on the horse, stay sharp and regain any lost confidence.
Bone is a 29-year-old from Ecuador and will climb into the ring with a mark of 20-5 along with just 8 Kos. It’s no secret that he doesn’t have much in the way of power as his current knockout ratio stands at 32 per cent. He turned pro back in 2011 and has boxed 167 rounds since. Bone won the WBA Fedebol Welterweight Title in 2013 and still holds it. He’s got a pretty good chin and has been stopped just once in his five losses, which was by Shawn Porter in the fifth round in March, 2015.
In fact, four of Bone’s five losses came in a row between March of 2015 and June of 2017 when he was stopped by Porter, then dropped 10-round unanimous decisions to Chris Algieri and Miguel Vazquez as well as a 10-round split decision to Eddie Ramirez. His first loss came in October, 2013 when he lost a split decision to Alberto Mosquera in a shot at the WBC Latino Super Lightweight Title. Bone is 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 70-inch reach so has a two-inch height and three-inch advantage on Lipinets.
Bone may be a bit bigger than Lipinets, but he hasn’t fared too well when stepping up in class. Also, he doesn’t possess the power and chin of the ex-world champion and I don’t think he’ll be able to leave the ring with a W on his record.
Lipinets’ experience against tougher opponents should be the difference.
Play: Lipinets -1600 @ BetOnline.ag
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