Former welterweight champion (up to 63.5 kg), Russian Sergey Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KO) spoke about the reasons that influenced his performance in a duel with Canadian Castio Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KO), which took place in October and ended in a draw.
“We simply didn’t have time to prepare for it. [Клейтон вышел на бой на коротком уведомлении], and he’s a tough opponent. He has excellent “amateur” training, he is athletic and boxing competently.
On top of that, in the third round, I pulled on my hamstring, and it made itself felt throughout the fight. I don’t want to make excuses, but it was not the best performance, but it helped me understand that I have to fight from the first to the last second, ”the fighter said at an online conference.