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Photos/Weights: Jones Strips To 200, Lebedev is 198.6

By Alexey Sukachev (at the scales), photos by Victor Sokolov

Weights are set for the incoming huge rematch between reigning (despite officially suffering a loss) WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) and former titleholder Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs) of Panama. Team Jones, led by indomitable Don King, was late by about two hours and Jones was forced to take off his pants, and tipped the scales just narrowly at 200 lbs. Lebedev was a little lighter at 198.6.

The fight will take place at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia. Doors are opening at 5 PM LT, and the main event will follow at 11 PM LT and will be televised by the “First” Russian national channel. Referee for the fight is Guiseppe Quartarone of Italy. He will be aided by Jean-Louis Legland (France), Dave Parris (UK) and Carlos Sucre (Venezuela).

The bout will be accompanied by several minor title fights. Andre Klimov (16-1, 8 KOs) of Russia is coming down in weight to take one Francisco Contreras (22-4, 17 KOs) from the Dominican Republic for what was announced as the WBO Intercontinental super featherweight title. Klimov is best known for his wins over contenders John Molina and Ty Barnett. Both Klimov and Contreras were 129.4 for the event.

A fight between undefeated brawlers Arif Magomedov (10-0, 7 KOs), a 2013 debutant, and Columbian import Alex Theran (16-0, 9 KOs) was announced as a bout for the WBA Fedelatin middleweight title. Weights haven’t been disclosed but it was later revealed another weigh-in is pending for both.

Also, Russian battlers Umar Salamov (9-0, 8 KOs) and Gasan Gasanov (7-2-1, 5 KOs) will square off for the vacant WBO Youth light heavyweight title over ten. Gasanov was 173, and Salamov was 0.7 heavier tonight. And in the last title collision ever-engaging Ruslan Semenov (5-26-1, 3 KOs) will try his hard luck against Andrey Knyazev (9-1, 4 KOs) for Knyazev’s national cruiserweight title. Short but power-built Semenov was considerably lighter than his opponent at 188. Knyazev weighed-in at 199.8.

Also on the card:

Ilya Rolgeyzer (2-0) 197 vs. Roman Mirzoev (to be weighed later) – 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Sergey Lipinets (pro debut) 139.7 vs Franklin Varela (21-14, 10 KOs) 139.3 – 6 rounds, light welterweights

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-25-2014

Jones looks drained...he'll need something 2 handle the pressure....

Comment by Red Cyclone on 04-25-2014

He didn't get to use the diuretics and concoction of steroids this time I guess.

Comment by Hitman932 on 04-25-2014

It doesn't happen often but almost always when a pressure fighter who was able to break down and knock out his opponent the first time gets an immediate rematch they do it more easily the 2nd time around. Segura vs…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 04-24-2014

El Felino will smash Lebedev again, this time it'll be earlier unless that battle took him over the edge he's well beyond it. Yes I know what is used to mask steroids but let's be realistic Jones made comments before…

Comment by Tobi.G on 04-24-2014

Jones looks completely out of shape, i think this time he loses.

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