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Lebedev-Jones Purse Bid Likely Pushed To January 26

By Luke Furman

Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov is planning to make a request to the World Boxing Association to postpone the purse bid for the mandatory fight between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19KOs) and mandatory challenger Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31KOs). Lebdev took a severe beating at the hands of Jones in May, and was knocked out in the eleventh round. After the match, Jones tested positive for a banned substance and the title was returned to Lebedev. The WBA then ordered a rematch.

The purse bid date is January 6th. Hryunov is going to request a date of January 26th, and Jones' promoter Don King has no objections to the new date.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sweden2716 on 12-31-2013

LOL that was funny "most money for himself, oh excuse me his fighter"

Comment by sergey.smith on 12-30-2013

King trying his best to get the most of amount of money for himself. Excuse me, I mean his fighter. :))

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