Former world champion Sergei Lipinets lost his opponent almost a week before the fight and will now face the undefeated Canadian Castio Clayton, who agreed to replace Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, who dropped out of the fight as a result of visa problems.
Note that this bout will take place on October 24th in Uncasville (Connecticut), and at stake will be the interim IBF welterweight title.
For Clayton (18-0, 12 KOs), who played for the Canadian national team in the past at the Olympics, the fight with Lipinets will be his debut in the United States. In his last fight, which took place in January this year, Clayton knocked out Argentine boxer Diego Ramirez. And also has an early victory over the former world champion DeMarcus Corley.