Cox: Lebedev is Underestimating Me, So Did Braithwaite
By Alexander Pavlov
Dangerous cruiserweight Shawn Cox (16-1, 15 KOs) is very confident as he continues to train at the Academy of Boxing at the Luzhniki Stadium Training Center. On April 4th in Moscow, he challenges WBA interim-cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (23-1, 17 KOs). Cox, who shocked former champion Wayne Braithwaite with a first round knockout earlier this year, says the former beltholder underestimated him and so is Lebedev.
"My preparations are complete. I studied Lebedev and his weaknesses very well. He does not know me. I am a boxer who is always in excellent physical shape, which is going to cause him defeat. Wayne Braithwaite underestimated me, and everything ended for him in the first round. Denis is also underestimating me, I can see it. I'm a sniper, I beat [Braithwaite] with accurate punches, and I'll do the same to Lebedev, too. He will feel it," Cox said.
Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru