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Mikey Garcia with options for next opponent but must make a key decision soon

Mikey Garcia with options for next opponent but must make a key decision soon

Mikey Garcia knocks down Sergey Lipinets in the seventh round en route to victory by unanimous decision to improve his record to 38-0.

Those digits had significance Saturday night as Garcia had just won a world title in his fourth weight class by outpointing Sergey Lipinets before 7,805 fans to claim a junior welterweight world title at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.

Garcia now simultaneously holds world titles at junior welterweight and lightweight, though that won't last for very long as he must decide which belt to hang onto within the next 10 days.

"Winning this title is an honor, and to be mentioned with the likes Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is a huge compliment and huge honor for me," Garcia said.

On Monday, the IBF, whose junior welterweight belt Garcia holds, sent him a letter via promoter Richard Schaefer's Ringstar Sports to notify him of his mandatory obligation to contender Ivan Baranchyk (18-0, 11 KOs), 25, of Russia.

Source: www.espn.com
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