Unbeaten three-division world champion Mikey Garcia and IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets square-off this Saturday, March 10 live on Showtime Championship Boxing from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.
In the co-main event of the evening, two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy will take on Kiryl Relikh, who meet in a rematch for the vacant WBA 140-pound world title.
Also on the card, and featured on the Sho Extreme telecast, will be unbeaten contender Mario Barrios, of San Antonio, taking on Eudy Bernardo.
The Showtime telecast begins at 8:00 pm, EST/PST with undefeated Alejandro Luna facing former world title challenger Richard Commey in a 12-round IBF Lightweight title eliminator.
The non-televised undercard includes Brandon Figueroa taking on Giovanni Delgado and Efe Ajagba vs. Antonio Johnson.
Main event: Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets for Lipinets’ Junior Welterweight title.
Where: Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018, televised portion begins at 8:00 pm, EST/PST on Sho Extreme.
Tickets: Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions in association with Leija-Battah Promotions, are priced at $250, $150, $75, $50 and $20. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or 210 556-7390.
Televised Undercard: Rances Barthelemy vs. Kiryl Relikh is the Showtime co-main event, Richard Commey vs. Alejandro Luna and Mario Barrios vs. Eudy Bernardo air live on Sho Extreme.
Live Boxing Results
Sergey Lipinets vs. Mikey Garcia
Rances Barthelemy vs. Kiryl Relikh
Kiryl Relikh gained the revenge he had been searching for over Rances Barthelemy. The Belarus fighter easily won a unanimous decision victory over the Cuban and pressed the action for almost the entire bout. Final scorecards read 117-110, and 118-109 X2.
Richard Commey vs. Alejandro Luna
In a sensational IBF Lightweight title eliminator, Richard Commey stops Alejandro Luna in the sixth via a TKO stoppage. The affair went back and forth virtually every round but two knockdowns in the sixth secured the win for Commey.
Mario Barrios vs. Eudy Bernardo
Mario Barrios improves his impressive record to 21-0 with a second-round TKO finish over Eudy Bernardo. Barrios picked his punches wisely early on and a stiff right hand through the Bernardo guard is what called an end to the contest.
Brandon Figueroa vs. Giovanni Delgado
Brandon Figueroa dominated Giovanni Delgado for all seven rounds of the bout. After countless shots to Delgado’s face and body, the Delgado corner called it quits and Figueroa improved to 15-0.
Eimantas Stanionis vs. Hector Munoz
Up and coming prospect Eimantas Stanionis dominated the action from the opening bell in San Antonio. Stanionis landed multiple combinations from every angle possible and improved his record to 5-0 with 4 knockouts to boast.
Joseph Rodriguez vs. Ramsey Luna
Alejandro Guerrero vs. Philip Apyaka
Alejandro Guerrero remains undefeated with an impressive first-round TKO victory over Philip Apyaka. A vicious uppercut floored Apyaka and that was it.
Yulian Tembotov vs. Noe Lozano
Yulian Tembotov remains undefeated fighting to a tough and game Noe Lozano. Final scorecards read 40-36 X2 and 39-37.
Efe Ajagba vs. Antonio Woods
The Nigerian Olympian, Efe Ajagba recorded a first-round knockout over Antonio Woods, landing a vicious combination that left the referee no choice but to call an end to the bout.
Efetobor Apochi vs. Darrius Flowers
Efetobor Apochi steamed rolled his opponent Darrius Flowers with an easy second-round TKO. After an onslaught of blows, the Flowers corned had seen enough and Apochi improved to (3-0, 3KOs).
Robert Rodriguez vs. Giovanni Noriega
Robert Rodriguez made his pro debut in San Antonio and claimed his first victory under trainer Robert Garcia. Rodriguez dominated the affair and cruised to the UD victory, with scorecards reading 40-35 X3.
Xavier Wilson vs. John Vanmeter
Xavier Wilson was able to edge out a UD victory with scores of 39-37, 38-37, and 39-36 over John Vanmeter. Vanmeter was a game challenger and gave the undefeated Wilson all he could handle. Despite getting dropped in the first and getting rocked again in the second, Wilson keeps his record intact at 8-0.
Luis Coria vs. Brandon Lane
Luis Coria wins a UD victory over Brandon Lane in a tough back and forth affair. Coria landed the majority of the cleaner shots throughout the bout.
Header photo by Esther Lin/Showtime
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