Unbeaten 140-pound contender Sergey Lipinets (8-0, 6 KOs) will take on Levan “The Wolf” Ghvamichava (16-1-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions Toe to Toe Tuesdays March 15 from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (4-0, 4 KOs) battling hard-punching Brooklyn’s Rafael Vazquez (16-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight contest.
“I’m very excited to be fighting in the main event on FS1 and FOX Deportes against ‘The Wolf’ on March 15,” said Lipinets. “This is a big test for me to show the world that I can be a future world champion which has been my goal since I turned professional two years ago. I’m so thankful to everyone involved in this show and I will put on a memorable performance.”
“I’m looking forward to facing off against Sergey Lipinets on March 15,” said Ghvamichava. “He is a tough, skilled fighter but I am preparing hard for victory with my trainer Virgil Hunter. I’m very grateful to my team and excited for this fight.”
“We are looking forward to working with Michael Starr and his team at the Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino for what is sure to be another exciting Tuesday night on FS1 and FOX Deportes card and the first of many events there,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “These fights feature young and hungry prospects who are looking to take another step toward furthering their careers and getting those world title opportunities.”
“Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino is honored and excited to welcome Premier Boxing Champions action on FS1 and FOX Deportes,” said Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino CEO, Michael Starr. “It’s nice to be working with Tom Brown again, who specializes in putting on quality, professional shows that are competitive and crowd-pleasing. While this is our first nationally televised boxing event, it certainly won’t be our last.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call the players club at (707) 262-4000.
An accomplished amateur who was born in Kazakhstan but fights out of Russia, Lipinets turned pro in April of 2014 with a decision victory over Franklin Varela. The 26-year-old recorded six knockouts in a row before he defeated the previously unbeaten Lydell Rhodes in their October fight. He also owns victories over veterans Kendal Mena, Cosme Rivera and Daniel Lomeli.
Ghvamichava enters this bout on a five-fight win streak and is unbeaten since 2013. The 30-year-old took down previously unbeaten fighters Jonathan Garcia and Chris Singleton in 2014 and followed it up with triumphs over Cameron Kreal and Cosme Rivera in 2015. Originally from Poti, Georgia, Ghvamichava now trains out of Hayward, California.
Representing his native Mongolia, Nyambayar won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The 23-year-old turned pro in 2015 and delivered four stoppage victories, most recently knocking out Pedro Melo in the second round. The unbeaten pro now trains out of Carson, California.
Born in Puerto Rico, but training and living out of Brooklyn, Vazquez fights for more than glory inside the ring. With an autistic daughter and a wife diagnosed with cervical cancer, Vazquez fights for his family. Getting a late start to boxing, Vazquez, who lost both of his parents at an early age and endured a stint in prison as a wayward youth, turned pro in September 2010. He has since donated portions of his purses to autism research, while also holding fundraisers to help raise awareness.