You like speed, power, precision punching, fancy footwork and granite chins? Sergey Lipinets and Walter Castillo provided all that and more—and that’s just in the first 30 seconds of the third round of their entertaining 140-pound brawl this past summer.
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.