Sergey Lipinets wanted to be the first man to knock out Walter Castillo, and the 27-year-old Kazakhstan native delivered Friday night in a breakout performance.
Walter Castillo is a stone-fisted, steel-chinned Nicaraguan who has never been stopped and has knocked out twice as many opponents as Sergey Lipinets has victories. But those facts aren’t about to force Lipinets to alter his goal heading into Friday’s clash with Castillo.
The Sergey Lipinets train that’s been on a fast track to a world title opportunity is about to get rolling again.
Sergey Lipinets said Levan Ghvamichava wouldn’t be able to hold up against his power. Go ahead and add “soothsayer” to Lipinets’ résumé—along with “undefeated 140-pound prospect.”
“The Wolf” is howling. Go ahead, let him bay, says Sergey Lipinets.
Sergey Lipinets is talking about eating endless elbows and legs, the steady diet of punishment inherent in his past as a professional kickboxer. “Those shots will either make you fall down or become real, real, real tough,” he says. Lipinets isn’t big on the whole falling down thing. So, real, real, real tough he became.
Usually, it takes a boxer more than a dozen fights to morph from promising prospect to legitimate contender. Sergey Lipinets appears to be one of the rare exceptions to that rule.