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Wolfman on FS1 TONIGHT

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By Michael Woods

Boxing is back tonight, free, on “regular” cable, with a PBC on FS1 offering there for the watching.

This series pits up n comers facing off, and tonight’s main event tussle is no exception.

Georgian native Levan Ghvamichava takes on Sergey Lipinets, a Kazahk, in a battle of 140s.

I checked in with Levan’s manager, Gary Hyde, to get his take before the first bell.

“Wolf is very confident of victory tonight,” the Irishman Hyde told me. “He will be wary of Lipinets’ over-hand right and once Wolf starts connecting with his own big right hand and ferocious left hook Lipinets will be in big trouble.”

The 16-1-1 Ghvamichava has a seasoning edge as a pro against the 8-0 Lipinets, though Sergey is an experienced kick boxer. They fight in a California ring.

Hyde’s guy is nicknamed Wolf because he’s a hairy sonuvagun, back, chest, the whole nine. His five o’clock shadow is present at four.

Apart from that aesthetic note, you will also see that he can boast one of the ace trainers in the business being on his side. Virgil Hunter has tightened up his focus and defense, so he is maybe favored going into the tossup clash. You will note, though, the advertising presents Lipinets as the A side.

Show starts at 9 pm ET.

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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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