Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Denis Lebedev's Options: Tarver, Jones or Maybe Afolabi

By Ruslan Chikov and Alexander Pavlov

Vladimir Hryunov, the prominent Russian manager and promoter, recently discussed the possible fight opportunities for cruiserweight Denis Lebedev (23-1, 17KOs), who captured the WBA's interim title after beating veteran James Toney in November. Some of the options include IBO champion Antonio Tarver, full WBA champion Guillermo Jones or a possible fight for the vacant WBO crown, should Marco Huck get stripped, against Ola Afolabi.

"We have had contact with known manager Al Haymon, and while negotiations were presented with fairly respectable numbers for a possible fight with Antonio Tarver in the U.S., this fight could also take place in Russia. We have a plan and we know which way to go. We won't rule out a possible fight with WBA titleholder Guillermo Jones of Panama. We have already held preliminary negotiations with [Jones'] promoter Don King. He expressed a desire to come to us. There is another option: we notified the WBO that if they are going to vacate the title of Marco Huck for moving up to heavyweight, we will be ready to fight with Ola Afolabi," Hryunov said.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for sportbox.ru

Tags: Denis Lebedev image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 12-30-2011

Lebedev's a clown. He beats on shot guys with no chin (Roy, Enzo) or injured old men (Toney). He's also extremely ugly. Has any supposed contender ever fought three 40+ guys in a row before? Hopefully Tarver still has enough…

Comment by raf727 on 12-30-2011

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;11616965]Lol the same Ledebev that couldnt KO a one legged James Toney and took RJJ 10 rounds and was getting outboxed along the way. If Cunningham can KO Huck but Lebedev cant that lets me know his power is…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 12-30-2011

Lol the same Ledebev that couldnt KO a one legged James Toney and took RJJ 10 rounds and was getting outboxed along the way. If Cunningham can KO Huck but Lebedev cant that lets me know his power is over…

Comment by -PANDA- on 12-30-2011

tarver is the only one who has a chance of all opponents mentioned, he has the speed and technical skills to make lebedev look average. however lebedev is a very strong cruiserweight who targets the body and applies pressure which…

Comment by BostonGuy on 12-30-2011

[QUOTE=Pugly!;11616894]ill take him over them all. . . he is too good. . . too strong for them.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I think Lebedev is an underated fighter; he's a technical fighter, he can punch and he has great endurance...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement Jezreel Corrales: I Was Winning on All 3 Cards, I Want a Rematch! Demetrius Andrade Vacates WBA Belt - Focused on Murata, GGG Ryota Murata: I'll Try My Best To Beat Gennady Golovkin! Photos: Alberto Machado Bombs Jezreel Corrales For WBA Title Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round Photos: Murat Gassiev Blasts Out Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Three Photos: Ryan Burnett Beats Zhakiyanov To Unify WBA, IBF Belts Photos: Josh Warrington Takes Out Ceylan, Earns Lee Selby Shot Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pick Up Solid Wins in Sydney Bouts Mock vs. Chudinov Deal in Place For November 25 Andrade: I Did Very Well in 160 Debut, I'll Fight Anybody! Karim Mayfield Decisons Miguel Dumas in San Francisco Gassiev Sees Joshua, Wilder in His Future: I'll Unify, Then Move Up! N'Dam vs. Murata - CompuBox Reflects on First Fight Stats Why Malignaggi Should Quiet Down. And Why He Won't. Machado: He Hurt Me a Few Times, But I Got The Punch I Needed Hassan N'Dam vs. Ryota Murata II: Pre-Fight Report Card Maciej Sulecki: I Want Jermell Charlo Next, I Want The Title Shot Alberto Machado Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Jezreel Corrales Out Jezreel Corrales-Alberto Machado - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Demetrius Andrade Makes 160 Debut, Dominates Alantez Fox Carlos Jimenez Knocks Out Pedro Campa in Shocker Sharif Bogere Decisions Rodriguez Over Ten Rounds in Las Vegas Gassiev Crushes Wlodarczyk in Three, Will Face Dorticos Next Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Culcay Hurts Resilient Sulecki, But Loses Unanimous Decision Hearn is Firm: I Want Wilder-Whyte Next, Never 50-50 For Joshua! Jason Moloney, Andrew Moloney Win Big in Melbourne Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox - CompuBox Historical Review Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Warrington Stops Dennis Ceylan in Ten To Earn Selby Shot
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement