UNCASVILLE, Connecticut – Jaron Ennis delivered the punishing efficiency he promised Saturday evening towards Sergey Lipinets.
The flashy, undefeated Philadelphia native picked aside the previous 140-pound champion earlier than taking him out within the sixth spherical of their 12-round welterweight battle at Mohegan Solar Enviornment. Ennis knocked Lipinets flat on his again with a right-left mixture that abruptly ended the principle occasion of Showtime’s tripleheader.
Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. instantly stopped the motion at 2:11 of the sixth spherical.
The 23-year-old Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs, 1 NC), who was listed as a 12-1 favourite, grew to become the primary opponent to knock out Kazakhstan’s Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs). Lipinets was essentially the most completed opponent of Ennis’ five-year professional profession, however the fast-handed, clever, multidimensional contender dealt with the ex-IBF junior welterweight champion fairly simply.
Lipinets, 32, had beforehand misplaced solely to Mike Garcia, who gained a unanimous resolution towards Lipinets in March 2018. Garcia dropped Lipinets within the seventh spherical of that 12-round battle and gained the IBF junior welterweight title from him three years in the past at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.
His loss to Ennis marked a second straight setback for Lipinets. He settled for a majority draw with Canada’s Custio Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in earlier look, a 12-round battle for the IBF interim welterweight title October 24 at Mohegan Solar Enviornment.
An aggressive, relentless Ennis pummeled Lipinets with an array of energy punches earlier than blasting him with the mix that immediately ended their battle.
Ennis was battering Lipinets towards the ropes when Lipinets landed a low proper hand that brought on a quick break within the motion with about 1:20 to go within the fifth spherical. Mercante warned Lipinets for what he dominated an unintentional foul.
Mercante credited Ennis with a knockdown with 1:35 to go within the fourth spherical, however Lipinets appeared to journey on Ennis’ foot as Ennis threw a left uppercut that missed. However, that counted because the second journey to the canvas in Lipinets’ profession.
A spherical after beginning in a southpaw stance, Ennis started the third spherical in an orthodox stance. Ennis blasted Lipinets with a proper uppercut early within the third spherical.
Lipinets landed a proper hand within the center minute of the third spherical, however Ennis unloaded a left-hook, right-uppercut mixture later within the third that rocked Lipinets.
Ennis backed Lipinets into the ropes a number of seconds later and unloaded energy punches on his susceptible opponent.
Ennis started the second spherical in a southpaw stance and shortly drilled Lipinets with a left to the physique. He then clipped Lipinets with a proper hook as Lipinets pressed ahead.
Lipinets landed an overhand proper to Ennis’ jaw later within the second spherical, however Ennis took that shot effectively.
Ennis established his jab and switched stances throughout the first spherical. He landed a left to Lipinets’ physique late within the first spherical and adopted up with a proper hook up prime.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.