Mikey Garcia successfully came through his attempt to claim his fourth divisional world title.
Garcia once again showed us why he should be closer the top of the pound-for-pound rankings as he claimed Lipinets’ IBF jr-welterweight world title to add to the WBC Lightweight title he already holds.
Garcia outboxed and even dropped Lipinets en route to a unanimous decision verdict on the scorecards.
The judges tallies at the end of the night in San Antonio read scores of 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110.
A comprehensive victory for the undefeated Garcia whose record has now improved to 38-0.
Garcia utlised his superior craft and ring IQ to earn him the victory in a very intriguing and technically challenging bout.
Garcia controlled the early goings of the action but following the game Lipinets upping his efforts mid-fight to try and stage a comeback, Garcia’s corner led by his brother and former world champion, Robert advised Mikey to stay off of the ropes.