Inson gets knocked out, Libranza, Dato victorious in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 21, 2019 10:55 AM
Sergey Lipinets, left, exchanges punches with Jayar Inson in a welterweight fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Davao's Jayar Inson could not keep the Pinoy momentum going as he found himself on the wrong end of a second-round knockout in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).
A last-minute replacement for John Molina, Inson (18-3) stepped up to face Kazakhstan's Sergey "The Samurai" Lipinets for the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship.
Lipinets was on point in the opening round and then put Inson on the mat in the opening moments of the second round with a well-placed counter left hook that landed flush on the chin.
Inson was able to answer the ten-count, but was seemingly out on his feet, and the official waved the fight off, giving Lipinets the win and the title.
In the preliminary card, a pair of Pinoys were able to get the W, as Genisis "Cobra" Libranza and John Leo "The Lion" Dato both scored quick stoppages.
Libranza overwhelmed American Carlos Maldonado en route to a fourth-round TKO victory.
Genisis Libranza unleashes a fury of punches on Carlos Maldonado, forcing the ref to stop in and call it in RD4. Libranza improves his record to 19-1 w/ 11KOs.— PBC (@premierboxing) July 20, 2019
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Opening the festivites was the California-based Dato, who blasted Juan Antonio Lopez for the fifth-round KO.
Early prelim action has started and we already have the first KO of the day with @j_dato93 KO of Juan Antonio Lopez in the 5th.— PBC (@premierboxing) July 20, 2019
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