Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Busta Rhymes Supports Silgado, To Perform In Moscow

By Jake Donovan

Santander Silgado has to travel halfway around the world for his first crack at a major title. At least he can take comfort that he won’t be alone in his journey.

The unbeaten contender is presently in Moscow as the days count down for his December 17 challenge for Denis Lebedev’s alphabet cruiserweight title. The transplanted Colombian – who now calls Brooklyn home – will be accompanied by an all-star supporting cast, including acclaimed hip hop artist Busta Rhymes as well as former champions Roy Jones Jr. and Nate Campbell.

Silgado (23-0, 18KO) was born and raised in Colombia, but recently relocated to Brooklyn, where he now fights for local promoter Havoc Boxing. The 27-year old instantly became friends with Busta Rhymes (real name Trevor Smith, Jr.), who will perform a mini-concert immediately following the show, after a deal was reached between promoter Vlad Hrunov and Jose Nunez, a boxing manager who also doubles as a music promoter. 

The rapper will also be on hand to support his fellow Brooklynite.

Busta Rhymes established himself as one of the premiere emcees of the 1990’s, first gaining notoriety with Leaders of the New School before embarking on a solo career shortly after the Long Island-based group separated. The rapper/actor has earned 11 Grammy nominations, including two in last year’s awards ceremony.

The performance will be met with a live market in Moscow, as evidenced by Roy Jones’ own successful hip-hop tour while still doubling as a fighter, though the results in the ring haven’t been nearly as rewarding. The former pound-for-pound king suffered a brutal last-second knockout against Lebedev last May, marking his third consecutive loss.

Jones has since won two straight, including a disputed split decision win over previously unbeaten Pawel Glazewski this past June in his opponent’s native Poland.

Lebedev’s own win over Jones came on the heels of the lone loss of his career, dropping a controversial split decision to Marco Huck in Dec. ’10, two years almost to the day of his title defense against Silgado.

Lebedev (24-1, 18KO) has since won three straight and was granted championship status without having to earn the belt in the ring. An interim title win over Shawn Cox in April saw an upgrade later in the year after Guillermo Jones was stripped for blatant inactivity.

Monday’s bout will mark Lebedev’s first defense, having not fought since April.

Silgado boasts a fairly thin resume but has remained active. The transplanted Colombian last fought in October, scoring a points win over Joell Godfrey in a rematch to their bout three months prior. Each of his last three contests have went the eight-round distance.

Busta’s appearance in Moscow caps a year that saw him release his ninth solo album, ‘Year of the Dragon’ which was released exclusively for Google Play this past August. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox 

Tags: Denis Lebedev image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Klitschko2017 on 12-15-2012

I'll never forget watching him beat up Michael Myers. "trick or treat, mother****er "

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 12-15-2012

Colombia in this bish!!

Comment by Rajon34 on 12-15-2012

Lets goo Silgado, Colombian Boxing needs new faces and with Alvarez's win last night we making a comeback

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies Jorge Linares 'Feels at Home' Fighting Crolla in The UK Crolla: I'll Prove A Lot of People Wrong in Linares Rematch Jorge Linares' Trainer Details Preparation For Crolla Rematch Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card Chavez: After I Win, If No Canelo Rematch Then I'll Face Golovkin Jacobs' Manager Questions Scoring of Golovkin-Jacobs Fight! David Haye Called In By BBBofC, Must Explain Bellew Threats Frank Warren Jabs Hearn: Talks Golovkin-Saunders, Crolla-Linares Eddie Hearn Passed On Michael Conlan Signing Loeffler: Too Much Money For Canelo-Golovkin Not To Happen Joshua, Bellew Are Backing Crolla To Get Revenge on Linares HBO's Kellerman Breaks Down Mayweather-McGregor Situation Martin Gethin Aims To Expose Experience Gaps in Jack Catterall Is GGG Losing Spunk or Was Jacobs as Crafty as He Appeared? Brace Yourself for the Real Possibility of Canelo-Lemieux in September Juan Manuel Marquez Could Name Date, Opponent Next Week Vasyl Lomachenko is Not Taking Jason Sosa Lightly Guillermo Rigondeaux's Adviser Explains Current Career Status Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui in Play For May 20 Loeffler Confirms Golovkin-Jacobs Did About 170K PPV Buys Photos: Nico Hernandez vs. Patrick Gutierrez - Official Weigh-In De La Hoya: Golovkin a Big Star? Why Does He Sell 100-200K on PPV? Photos: Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Francisco Contreras - Official Weigh-In Christopher Martin Shocks Daniel Franco, TKO in Three Josh Taylor Overcomes Cut, Stops Warren Joubert In Six Photos: Jorge Paez Jr. vs. Daniel Sandoval - Official Weigh-In Mikey Garcia Will Go To 140 in 2018, Unless Lomachenko Comes
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement