Denis Lebedev Back on Nov. 28, in Search for Opponent

By Alexey Sukachev

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) lost 16 months, being out of the ring since his first epic encounter with Guillermo Jones in May 2013 and now looks to stay as active as he can. TBRB #3 Lebedev returned into action only three weeks ago but is already looking for more action after a smashing demolition of previously undefeated Pole Pawel Kolodziej (33-1, 18 KOs) within two rounds of brutal action.

According to Lebedev’s manager Vadim Kornilov, Denis can be back to the ring as soon as Nov. 28 on the same card with Ruslan Provodnikov Moscow coming (Jose Luis Castillo is listed as one of the most probable opponents).

“We hope that Denis will enter the ring on November 28 in Moscow”, Kornilov said to Izvestia media outlet. “We’re working closely on that. The opponent will be announced in the coming days. We were in negotiations with two very serious opponents but they both chose not to take on Denis when everything seemed certain. But we definitely want to arrange Denis yet another title defense this year”.

Two fighters expressed their will to go against Lebedev lately: ex-WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-3-1,35 KOs), who was just defeated by Lebedev’s teammate Grigory Drozd, and ring icon Roy Jones Jr. (59-8, 41 KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 10-13-2014

He's "looking for an opponent." Big fan of Lebedev but this is what is wrong with boxing. Three other alphabet belt holders but he's looking for an opponent. Fvck! Have to agree with Tunney/Freedom, but Lebedev beat Huck first time…

Comment by [email protected] on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;15021652] Lebedev has never won a questionable decision, Huck has had several gift decisions including his fight with Lebedev.[/QUOTE] Yes, if anything he's been screwed in the 2 so-called losses he has.

Comment by yoz on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;15021652]Lebedev fought Huck in Germany. Why not have a rematch in Russia? Wouldn't that be fair? Lebedev has fought outside Russia 4 times (Germany twice, UK twice) but Huck has never fought outside Germany (except once in Switzerland). Lebedev has…

Comment by The Hammer on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=yoz;15021634]They've both had 'favourable' decision wins, but why should Huck go to Russia? Lebedev seems averse to travelling. If Huck's looking for a cash fight, he might as well give Nelson a shot.[/QUOTE]Lebedev fought Huck in Germany. Why not have…

Comment by yoz on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;15021517]Good to see he's remaining active. Wlodarczyk would be an interesting opponent. Too bad Marco Huck likely won't man up and go to Russia to fight Lebedev.[/QUOTE] They've both had 'favourable' decision wins, but why should Huck go to Russia?…

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