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Denis Lebedev Could Be Facing Steve Cunningham Next

By Roman Grishin

According to WBA interim-cruiserweight king Denis Lebedev (23-1, 17KOs), if he doesn't secure a fight with full WBA champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30KOs), then he plans to target a fight with former two-time IBF champion Steve Cunningham (24-4, 12KOs), who recently lost a twelve round decision in a gutsy performance against Yoan Pablo Hernandez.

"First, I will go to Stuttgart to support Alexander Povetkin in his fight against Marco Huck [on February 25th]. Then I will begin to prepare for the next fight. Negotiations are underway for fights with Steve Cunningham and Guillermo Jones. I will fight with one of them. [My next] fight is scheduled for early April," Lebedev said. 

Roman Grishin covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by right hand jab on 02-13-2012

[QUOTE=Dedication;11774051]Cunningham's one of the best. Doesn't change the fact that Lebedev's a huge cherry picker... Steve's coming off a loss and Leb's two previous bouts were against a pair of OAPs.[/QUOTE] "huge cherry picker"?...Anyone who's fought Huck can't be that…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=Hayehammer;11773849]Wtf? Why not fight guillermo jones for the title? cunningham vs lebedev is a good fight though[/QUOTE] Jones is with Don King. I would assume he's the reason it isn't getting made. [QUOTE=SekondzOut;11774035]he's one of the best in the division...duh!![/QUOTE]…

Comment by MJ223 on 02-12-2012

2 str8 L's or not....... [B]FINALLY[/B] Denis Was expecting Tarver

Comment by Evil Abed on 02-12-2012

Lebedev hits a good deal harder than Pablo. Not nearly as fast or explosive though. Fairly even fight. But I hate Leb pouncing on a guy with two straight losses.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 02-12-2012

Steve could win a decision here but he has such a dodgey chin even though he has never been ko'd because of his ability to recover and survive but he is always hitting the canvas in fights.

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