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Guillermo Jones Complains to WBA: Lebedev Will Not Fight!

by Ricardo Archibold Mendez

WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo "El Felino" Jones (38-3-2, 30KOs) has actually issued a complaint to the World Boxing Association (WBA), demanding the sanctioning body to force his mandatory challenger, interim-champ Denis Lebedev (23-1, 17KOs), to fight. In quite a stirring move, it's rare for the champion to complain to a sanctioning body about the mandatory not pursuing his title opportunity.

"We sent a contract to Lebedev and he did not accept the fight. I demand that the WBA please force the issue for the interim champion to fight. I do not understand what the reason could be that he doesn't doesn't want to fight me, if he is the mandatory challenger for the crown," Jones said.

"As a champion, I demand that the association takes these challengers, who are ranked at #1 and do not want to fight the champion - and remove them from the rankings and bring in other fighters who do want to fight. I'm tired of this. I need the WBA to start forcing boxers to meet their commitments."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-06-2012

Lebedev is too busy fighting the corpses of Roy Jones and James Toney.

Comment by woo9115 on 02-06-2012

WBA isn't going to do anything; they'll give timeframe for them to meet. Jones will have to defend his title with someoHHhHne else and will allow Lebedev to defend his Interim title. The WBA collect 2 "Championship" sanctioning fees... If…

Comment by Dedication on 02-06-2012

Shame on Lebedev

Comment by Hayehammer on 02-06-2012

Smart move if lebedev doesnt fight guillermo jones! Cause he would get his ass beaten badly! Jones is even willing to go to russia to expose lebedev

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