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Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) is No. 8 in Sporting News' boxing pound-for-pound rankings, and the 30-year-old comes off the biggest win of his career, dominating Adrien Broner in July 2017 in his 140-pound debut.

Mikey Garcia looks to make history on Saturday, March 10 when he looks to win a fourth world title in a fourth different weight class, as he challenges Sergey Lipinets for the IBF junior welterweight championship from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Tex. Lipinets ended up winning by unanimous decision in November.

After moving up to 140 to face off against Lipinets, Garcia excelled at this weight class and looked the part of a champion throughout the majority of the fight.

One ringside judge scored it 116-111 and the two others both saw it 117-110 for Garcia, who said he'd like to return to lightweight in a bid to unify those titles before rising again to super lightweight and even, perhaps, to welterweight.

It's a great feeling, it means a little chapter with my name.

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Lipinets is the latest export of Kazakhstan to win a world title, though a lot of people question the competition he faced in order to earn the label.

In the following rounds, Garcia continued his dominating performance and beat a now exhausted and fading Lipinets.

Lipinets proved to be a tough task against the experienced Garcia, he was able to bloody the nose of the Oxnard, California native and give him a tough time. "We knew he was very determined, and he's unsafe, we had to be very careful". Against Akihiro Kondo for the vacant belt, Lipinets had the screws put to him a bit and came out on top.

Lipinets recovered and fought gamely through the 12th round, but he couldn't turn the tide. Mikey is a great fighter and can crack.

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