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Tarver-Lebedev Targeted For February, Says Hryunov

By Ruslan Chikov

According to boxing manager Vladimir Hryunov, WBA interim-cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev's next fight is being targeted for the month of February, and IBO champion Antonio Tarver is the target. In the last year, Lebedev (23-1, 17KOs) has beaten two American legends - Roy Jones Jr. and James Toney, and now he wants to add Tarver to that list/

"We plan to make a fight between Tarver and Lebedev in February 2012. The fight could take place in the British Isles, where Denis has already fought [in the past]," Hryunov said to Alexander Pavlov.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 11-07-2011

Tarver may be older but by no means is he shot. Tarver paced himself in his boxing career and hasn't had a lot of fights for a guy his age. His last couple of outings he's looked decent as he's…

Comment by paulf on 11-06-2011

Hell ****in yeah. Tarver-Lebedev is a great fight.

Comment by elgranluchadore on 11-06-2011

ledebev is the best cw right now and tarver must be in the top 5 at least so its a good fight

Comment by truestory1987 on 11-06-2011

First Roy Jones Jr then Toney now Tarver.....Tarver can win this...but if Lebedev wins this his resume will have some good looking names on it

Comment by Spray_resistant on 11-06-2011

Tarver looked good against Green and has good size for the division but 3 40+ year olds in a row? Senior centers need to lock up their doors very securely when Lebedev is in town, that guy seems to have…

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