By Luke Furman
Top rated WBO cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi (18-2-3, 8 KOs), shared his thoughts on the potential showdown between former multi-division champion James Toney (73-6-3, 44 KOs), and hard-hitting Denis Lebedev (22-1, 17 KOs), which is scheduled to take place on November 5th in Moscow. It will Toney's first fight at cruiserweight in several years.
"I think Toney has a huge arsenal of tricks, which he successfully uses in the ring. He knows how to catch Lebedev punches. The question is - how hard is Denis' chin because Toney has a granite jaw. James is a very experienced boxer who has won over 70 professional fights, so I don't think that he's going to stand motionless in front of Lebedev and wait for his punches. I think the chances in this fight are distributed in the proportions of 60 to 40 in favor of Toney," Afolabi told Alexander Pavlov.
Luke Furman covers the boxing scene for bokser.org