Lebedev vs Ofalabi For Vacant WBO Cruiserweight Title?

By Ruslan Chikov

According to promoter/manager Vladimir Hryunov, there is a chance that the WBO cruiserweight title will become vacant. Marco Huck, the current champion, will move up to heavyweight to fight for the title of a rival organization. He faces WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin on February 25th in Germany. Except the WBO orderd Huck to defend his title in a mandatory bout with Ola Afolabi (18-2, 8KOs). Huck decisioned Afolabi in 2009. if Huck does indeed lose the title, Hryunov expects a possible battle for the vacant crown between his boxer Denis Lebedev (23-1, 17KOs) and Afolabi.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 12-27-2011

Love this fight! I was looking forward to Afolabi rematching Huck, but I think I like this fight even better. Two of the best fighters in the division facing each other? Yes please.

Comment by HeroBando on 12-26-2011

Yeah, good fight. Ola is really talented, just has to be more active. For all those posters that were saying Toney knocks out Lebedev or makes him look like a fool, well here's a guy with a decent chance to…

Comment by Freedom. on 12-26-2011

Afolabi-Lebedev is an interesting fight, I'm hoping it happens. :fing02:

Comment by The Surgeon on 12-26-2011

I hope Ola lands one of those Terry Dunstan right hands on this ugly mother.... I dont like Lebedev's face, boxing style, stupid vests or the fact that he beat Roy Jones Jnr Ola is my favourite CW, which isnt…

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