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Mikey Garcia looks to make history against Sergey Lipinets in February

Mikey Garcia looks to make history against Sergey Lipinets in February

Mikey Garcia will attempt to join Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only champions of the four divisions stretching from featherweight to junior-welterweight when he meets Sergey Lipinets in San Antonio on Feb. 10.

The Riverside-trained Garcia (37-0, 30 knockouts) bypassed higher-profile bouts against now-retired 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto and current lightweight champion Jorge Linares in recent months, settling on a Showtime bout against Lipinets (13-0, 10KOs), the International Boxing Federation’s new 140-pound champion.

“Mikey made the right pick; he’s playing with fire,” fight promoter Richard Schaefer said. “Both guys are undefeated, they have 40...

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