In a clash of former world champions, late sub Sergey Lipinets (17-2-1, 13 KOs) stopped Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (28-3-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Lipinets, who stepped in on five days’ notice after original Figueroa foe Adrien “The Problem” Broner suddenly pulled out citing mental health issues, dropped Figueroa in round two and punished him until his corner pulled him out of the fight after round eight. The bout was for the WBC silver title. After the fight, Figueroa indicated that this would be his final bout.
Unbeaten super lightweight Brandun Lee (26-0, 22 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Will Madera (17-2-3, 10 KOs). Madera dropped Lee hard in round three with a right hand. Lee recovered took control thereafter. Scores were 98-91 3x.
Unbeaten heavyweight standout Lenier Pero (8-0, 5 KOs) knocked out Joel Caudle (9-7-2, 6 KOs) in the first round.
Undefeated middleweight Fiodor Czerkaszyn (20-0, 13 KOs) halted Gilbert Venegas Jr (11-2, 7 KOs) in round four.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren (19-4, 5 KOs) LOST a six round decision to journeyman bantamweight Francisco Portillo (18-11-2, 10 KOs).
WBA #3 super lightweight Ismael Barroso (24-3-2, 22 KOs) stopped Fernando David Saucedo (63-10-3, 10 KOs) in round four.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Atif Oberlton (6-0, 5 KOs) went the distance for the first time, defeating Robert Burwell (9-7, 3 KOs) over six by scores of 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.