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Lebedev vs. Jones Heads To April, King Wins Purse Bid

By Hilmar Rojas

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19KOs) will defend his belt against champion in recess Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30KOs) on an April date in Panama, Miami or Nigeria. Don King won this morning's purse bid at the WBA's offices in Panama, with a near double bang of $712,000 - far exceeding the bid made by Vladimir Hrunov, who put down $357,000.

Lebdev was the interim-champion but the sanctioning body made him the full champion after Jones, then the full champion, continued to postpone their fight. The last time it was scheduled was December 17th. Jones was unable to move forward and he was stripped of the full title, which then went to Lebedev. The WBA kept Jones in the mandatory spot.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 02-07-2013

King has held fights all over the world. Japan, zaire, china, Congo, South Africa, Venezuela just to name few...

Comment by chocolate on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=-vincenzo-;13005722]money, why else? king probably has business connects there[/QUOTE] What money? Who in the hell in Nigeria would go to a Denis Lebedev fight exactly for starters? and the other guy is a 41 year old south american with no…

Comment by -vincenzo- on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=chocolate;13002944]Lmao @ Nigeria being considered. King wanted Cloud to fight Murat in Venezuela a couple of months back but it fell apart. I don't have no idea why they would even consider Nigeria or Venezuela.[/QUOTE] money, why else? king probably…

Comment by MJ223 on 02-06-2013

[B][IMG]http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/no/thumbs-down-hand-smiley-emoticon.gif[/IMG]....... I wanted Chambers-Lebdev [/B]

Comment by larryusa on 02-06-2013

thought i was in a time machine for a second..thought it was Roy Jones

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