Kayode's Promoter: He'll KO Lebedev, Bring Belt Back

By Steve Kim

Promoter Greg Cohen has confirmed that his cruiserweight client, Lateef Kayode, is going to the division that brought him the most success. As previously reported, Kayode will challenge Denis Lebedev for the WBA championship on November 4th in Russia. The fight will co-headline with Alexander Povetkin's battle against Marisuz Wach.

"Lateef is going to be fighting November 4th in Kazan, Russia against Denis Lebedev for the WBA title," he told on Tuesday.

"Look, Lateef is still undefeated, 21-0, 16 knockouts, this is chance. He's going to fight for the cruiserweight title."

Last September Kayode had an unsuccessful foray as a heavyweight as he was  halted in one round versus Luis Ortiz, who promptly failed his post-fight drug test, turning that bout into a no-contest. Back on May 29th in Memphis, Tennesse, Kayode out-pointed Nick Kisner over ten rounds.

"For many years people have known him as a cruiserweight this is his opportunity to go out and knock Lebedev out and bring a belt back to the United States,"said Cohen.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-26-2015

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post There needs to be an entirely different category for boxers like Kayode, Solomon, Bika etc etc. Call it The Spastic Boxers Division. HA [QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;15994569]Yeah that's hilarious idiot..[/QUOTE] Mad you couldn't make anyone laugh…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-25-2015

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;15994417]There needs to be an entirely different category for boxers like Kayode, Solomon, Bika etc etc. Call it The Spastic Boxers Division. HA[/QUOTE] Yeah that's hilarious idiot..

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-25-2015

There needs to be an entirely different category for boxers like Kayode, Solomon, Bika etc etc. Call it The Spastic Boxers Division. HA

Comment by PhillyBox11 on 08-25-2015

I'll order whatever he's drinking.

Comment by paulf on 08-25-2015

Damn, this is a really good fight.

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