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Late replacement Inson falls to Lipinets in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Sergey Lipinets was declared the winner over Jayar Inson via technical knockout. Stewart Cook/Fox Sports
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Jayar Inson bowed to Sergey Lipinets in one of the appetizers to the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman bout at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (Philippine Time).

The Russian boxer proved to be too much for the Filipino pugilists, who came in as a late replacement, as the former only needed two rounds to depose his opponent.

Just as Lipinets began getting his groove in Round 2, he connected on a left hook counter that brought Inson down.

While Inson made the 10-count, the referee found him still too wobbly, eventually calling a technical knockout at the 53-second mark of the said round.

Lipinets, a former IBF light welterweight champion, moved up to 16-1, scoring his third straight win since losing the said belt to Mikey Garcia last year.

Meanwhile, Inson, the former WBO Asia-Pacific welterweight champ, fell to 18-3, losing for the first time via knockout.

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