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Lebedev vs. Jones Purse Bid Now Set For January 27

By Hilmar Rojas

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association (WBA) has approved a request to postpone the purse bid for the rematch between Russia's Denis Lebedev, who is the absolute world champion at cruiserweight, and Panamanian challenger Guillermo "Felino" Jones, the champion in recess at 200 pound.
 
Both sides said they were working in good faith and close to an agreement, and only need more time to set a specific date for the championship bout.

The purse bid will now take place on Monday, January 27th, at 11 am, at the offices of the World Boxing Association, located at Marbella, Panama.

Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) was stopped by Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs) in eleven rounds back on May 17th in Myakinino, Russia. But then Jones tested positive for banned substance furosemide. The Panamanian was suspended for six months and the title was returned back to Lebedev. A rematch was then ordered by the WBA.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Breadking on 01-07-2014

is this news?? how many articles have there been ni the past 1.5 years about a f^%king purse bid between Jones and Lebedev?! THIS ... IS ... NOT ... NEWS! Why not post an article about every fricking purse bid?…

Comment by Light_Speed on 01-04-2014

How's Lebedev's eye though?

Comment by Hougigo on 01-04-2014

Hurry up and get this over with... surprised this is happening with all the controversy.... and King crazy if he's not taking the 800k offered

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