Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Denis Lebedev Crushes Shawn Cox in Two Round KO

By Alexey Sukachev, at ringside

Crocus City Arena, Moscow, Russia - Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18KOs) knocked out Shawn Cox (16-2, 15KOs) in two rounds to retain his WBA interim-cruiserweight title. Cox was swinging from the start and landed two big punches to push Lebedev back. A left cross from Cox shook Lebedev's legs. In the second, it was Lebedev who started landed big punches to shake Cox up. A counter-hook sent Cox down hard on his backside and he was unable to beat the count.

----------

In a stylistic nightmare for both boxers, highly ranked Russian Alexander Bakhtin (29-0, 11 KOs) acquired the vacant WBA international super bantamweight title after a dull and uneventful decision over former WBA 118lb interim titleholder Nehomar Cermeno (20-5-1, 12 KOs), ranked #11 by the WBA.

Scores were: 119-109 (Giuseppe Quartarone and Andrey Baliasov) and 117-111 (Philippe Verbecke) - for WBC #4, WBA #5 and IBF #12 Bakhtin. BoxingScene saw it 118-110. Referee was Ingo Barrabas. There were no knockdowns.

----------

Quick and elusive American journeyman Jonte Willis (8-3-1, 3 KOs) delivered a boxing lesson to slow and unfocused Russian veteran Denis Bakhtov (34-7, 23 KOs) only to be held to a controversial eight-round split decision loss. Scores were: 78-75, 78-74 and 75-78 - for Bakhtov. Bitterly disappointed, Willis still danced for the local fans afterwards. BoxingScene scored the fight for Willis: 77-75.

----------

In a hard and close battle, "Russian Gatti" Oleg Liseev (4-1, 2 KOs) outfought previously undefeated Artur Akavov (5-1) to a split decision victory over eight rounds. Akavov was down in the fourth and was deducted a point in round six but otherwise gave fits to his opponent.

----------

Russian lightweight Eduard Troyanovskiy improved to 10-0, with 7 KOs, after a workmanlike unanimous decision over Belarussian Evgueny Kruglik (10-15-3, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder.

----------

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TudorMiron on 04-07-2012

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;11975217]You mean like when he stopped Castillo, Maccarenelli, Alekseev then beat Huckic? Like that?[/QUOTE] Well he definately did all that but sinse than he (better say his promoter Hrunov) resorted to box oldies. Will he ever get back into real…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 04-05-2012

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;11974016]Oh man i really thought Cox could knock this russian bum out...but he was to old, just to old.... Lebdev IS ONLY FIGHTING OLD SHOT FIGHTERS !!! When will Lebdev ever face a credible opponent?????[/QUOTE] You mean like when he…

Comment by Tobi.G on 04-05-2012

Oh man i really thought Cox could knock this russian bum out...but he was to old, just to old.... Lebdev IS ONLY FIGHTING OLD SHOT FIGHTERS !!! When will Lebdev ever face a credible opponent?????

Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-05-2012

[QUOTE=Ogecca MaMa;11970964]I doubt, Tarver still can school Lebedev. they just make$ and try to bring some boxing into Russia. too bad real fans won't pay attention, until they make real fights[/QUOTE] Yeah, Tarver will make Lebedev serve detention......

Comment by giacomino on 04-04-2012

Anybody surprised by this result? Lebedev's promoters need to get him off the golden oldies tour and into a title fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement