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Photos: Roy Jones Jr. and Denis Lebedev Make Weight

By Alexey Sukachev, photos by Evgueny Solodov

Weights are in for the “Battle of two Empires”, which will be held tomorrow at “Dynamo” Arena in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia. Six bouts will be conducted with Roy Jones Jr. and Denis Lebedev being in the headline position of the show.

Headliner: 12 rounds at cruiserweight limit
Denis Lebedev (21-1, 16 KOs) – 200 pounds
Roy Jones Jr. (54-7, 41 KOs) – 198.5 pounds

Russian Lebedev is ranked #1 by the WBO and #4 by the Ring. Roy Jones Jr. is a former multi-champion in four different weight classes.

Undercard:

1. 10 rounds at super bantamweight limit
Alexander Bakhtin (26-0, 11 KOs) – 121.8
Jose Angel Berranza (33-19-2, 26 KOs) – 121.6

Mexican Berranza is a late sub for Medgoen Singsurat (Thailand) and Leon Moore. Russian Bakhtin is ranked #5 by the IBF at 118 lbs and #7 by the WBC at 122 lbs.

2. 10 rounds for the WBC super featherweight Youth Intercontinental interim title
Yaundale Evans (13-0, 9 KOs) – 129.3
Ruslan Berchuk (4-2, 1 KO) – 130.5

American Evans will be the only contestant for the title (full version will be awarded to a winner of the fight between Jose Manuel Osorio and Alexander Monterrosa on June 18) as Ruslan Berchuk is already 24 years of age. He is also a little bit overweight but Team Evans agreed to let the fight go on.

3. 10 rounds at light heavyweight division
Ismayl Sillakh (15-0, 12 KOs) – 179.2
Hamza Wandera (12-2-2, 11 KOs) – 173.4

The fight between California-based Ukrainian Sillakh (WBC #6 and IBF #14) and Kenyan Wander is a non-title affair.

4. 8 rounds at welterweight division
Nate Campbell (33-8-1, 25 KOs) – 145.4
Sherzod Nazarov (12-4, 10 KOs) – 142.8

5. 6 rounds at light heavyweight division
Sergey Ekimov (4-0, 2 KOs) – 174.3
Khaibula Madzhidov (4-5, 2 KOs) – 177.2

Fights are starting at 3:40 PM LT from the last listed bout. The televised section of the show starts at 5:05 PM and will be televised live by Russia 2 TV channel. Promoters are Vladimir Hryunov and Square Ring Promotions (John Wirt).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by *Boss* on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=*Boss*;10571424]Roy is getting knocked out, again. The sad thing is that it's gonna be very brutal this time.[/QUOTE] what did i say ........

Comment by WESS on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=Truth;10575551]hey wess, how are ya? Yeah lets hope RJJ pulls this one out, its going to be tough. nice av by the way.[/QUOTE] Hey man! Good to hear from ya! Whats good? Sad to see Jones go out in the…

Comment by Truth on 05-21-2011

hey wess, how are ya? Yeah lets hope RJJ pulls this one out, its going to be tough. nice av by the way.

Comment by WESS on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=Truth;10574949]Its also funny that people are saying he has no muscle and hes soft. I don't see that, he clearly has a 6 pac. If thats fat, man I wish I was fat! lol[/QUOTE] He looks better in the actual…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-21-2011

He looks terrible. Looking very aged and worn. The weight doesn't look good on him and I don't see how this fight can be anything other than another embarrassing loss. Sorry, Roy is a hero, but not THIS Roy.

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