Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Lipinets vs Rivera?
Michel Rivera beat Sergey Lipinets by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 93-97, 94-96, 93-97 in favor of winner Michel Rivera.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of David Benavidez beating Demetrius Andrade for the WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jermall Charlo beat Jose Benavidez, Subriel Matias defeated Shohjahon Ergashev for the IBF World Junior Welterweight title, Pablo Vicente was defeated by Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov, Hector Luis Garcia lost to Lamont Roach for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship and Vito Mielnicki Jr defeated Alexis Salazar.
Lipinets vs Rivera stats
Sergey Lipinets stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Michel Rivera made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Sergey Lipinets was the older man by 9 years, at 34 years old.
Rivera had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lipinets. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Sergey Lipinets & Michel Rivera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lipinets was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 159 to Rivera's 164.
Sergey Lipinets went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC at super lightweight.
Lipinets vs Rivera form
Sergey Lipinets had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Omar Figueroa Jr on 20th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Custio Clayton on 24th October 2020 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had beat Jayar Inson on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Lamont Peterson on 24th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Rivera had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Frank Martin on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jerry Perez on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joseph Adorno on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota.
Before that, he had won against Jose Matias Romero on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
He had defeated Jon Fernandez on 3rd July 2021 by knockout in the 8th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michel Rivera had been fighting more than Sergey Lipinets.
Going to this contest, Sergey Lipinets had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 5 days ago, while Michel Rivera's last outing had been 11 months and 8 days ago.
Lipinets' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Rivera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Lipinets vs Rivera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 12:30 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Lipinets vs Rivera?
Sergey Lipinets was a 20/21 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Michel Rivera made his way into the ring at 20/21 (-110) with oddsmakers.
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