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 Last update:  10/10/2012       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Guillermo Jones-Denis Lebedev is Heading To Moscow
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By Ruslan Chikov

Promoters Don King and Vladimir Hryunov have reached an agreement to stage the cruiserweight battle between WBA champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30 KOs) and mandatory/interim-champ Dennis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) in Moscow, Russia. The two promoters met in Panama City to discuss the cruiserweight battle and they were able to reach a deal on the location. As part of the deal, Hyrunov agreed to allow Jones to make an optional defense against Andre Taylor (21-2-2, 8 KOs) on October 27 in Venezuela.

"I can confirm that negotiations with Don King to hold the Lebedev-Jones fight were successful. We have agreed that this fight will take place. As planned earlier, the chosen venue will be in Moscow. As for the exact date and the actual arena where the fight will take place, those details will be announced in the near future," said Hryunov.

Tags: Denis Lebedev , Guillermo Jones



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comment by Freedom2014, on 10-11-2012
Andres Taylor age 33, turned pro at age 29, BoxRec #69 recent history 2009-06-27 Leo Bercier 7-9-1 LOST 2009-08-01 Roy Ashworth 5-5-0 2009-08-27 Joseph Harris 10-8-0 2009-10-31 Leo Bercier 8-10-1 2010-01-22 William Bailey 10-18-2 2010-02-20 Manu Ntoh 17-18-1 2010-05-21 Chris Thomas...

comment by Spray_resistant, on 10-10-2012
Jones is a very good fighter with skills, too bad he is so inactive. We have no idea how he will even look from fight to fight due to his infrequency what a waste of talent.

comment by giacomino, on 10-10-2012
[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless]I'm not sure I see the problem here. This was an agreement between the two promoters, not a decision by the WBA. If the two promoters agree on something volentarily, why should the WBA not let them? Guillermo Jones hasn't fought in a year. He does need a tuneup.[/QUOTE] ...

comment by DoktorSleepless, on 10-10-2012
I'm not sure I see the problem here. This was an agreement between the two promoters, not a decision by the WBA. If the two promoters agree on something volentarily, why should the WBA not let them? Guillermo Jones hasn't fought in a year. He does need a tuneup.

comment by ghidra, on 10-10-2012
[QUOTE=UglyPug]this is bull****, ****ing Jones was supposed to defend against Lebedev sometime this month. Purse bids took place months, and months ago. . . Now he wants to get ANOTHER bs voluntary defense against a journeyman? He wants no part of Lebedev. . But rI will say Jones is a ...

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