Lebedev vs. Flanagan Finalized - Russia vs. Japan on July 10

By Alexey Sukachev

The card is mostly set for a big night of boxing in Ekaterinburg, Russia, which is about to take place on July 10 at the DIVS arena under promotion of German Titov from the RCC Boxing Promotions and his partners from World of Boxing.

As was previously reported, WBA 'super' cruiserweight title holder Denis Lebedev (29-3, 22 KOs) will risk his title against WBA #8 Australian Mark Flanagan (22-4, 15 KOs).

Lebedev, 37, was previously holding the IBF title as well but lost it last December against fellow compatriot Murat Gassiev on a split decision. Lebedev’s WBA belt wasn’t at stake thus helping him to retain his position as the WBA champion.


Flanagan, 27, started his career in a so-so fashion, going 6-3 in his first nine fights. However, he is 16-1 after that and has won his last eleven. He has never fought outside his native land.

In what will be advertised as another notable fight, WBO #9 and WBC #15 Dmitry Mikhaylenko (22-1, 10 KOs) will continue his comeback after a loss to Charles Manyuchi a year ago. His opponent is still to be defined, while the bout is preliminarily set for twelve.

In what can only be bannered as a Russia vs. Japan undercard. Several bouts on the undercard will pit fighters from both countries against each other.

Lightweight Pavel Malikov (11-0, 5 KOs) will risk his undefeated record against Daiki Kaneko (26-5-3, 18 KOs), who is best known for his unsuccessful world title challenge back in 2013, when he lost to long-time WBA super featherweight champion Takeshi Uchiyama on a wide decision, despite dropping the champion once.

Featherweight Mark Urvanov (10-1, 6 KOs) will put his WBO Asia Pacific Youth title at risk against Jin Miura (9-1, 1 KO), while Russia-based Tajik Mukhammadkhodja Yakubov (7-0, 4 KOs) will risk his WBO Youth title versus Daiki Ichikawa (9-2, 7 KOs). Both fights are set for eight. Finally, Zaur Abdullaev (4-0, 3 KOs) will be pitted against Mao Kawanishi (4-2, 1 KO) in a four-rounder.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 06-05-2017

[QUOTE=Sadiqkingofko;17735483]Flangan beats this paper champion[/QUOTE] Huh? Lebedev may be past his best but he is still up there with the top Cruisers in the world. Without disrespect to the guy, who the f[I]u[/I]ck is Flanagan? Maybe you know something about…

Comment by giacomino on 06-05-2017

Bad mismatch. If Lebedev doesn't win within 5 rounds he should think about retirement

Comment by j0zef on 06-05-2017

I thought they were trying to get a rematch with Gassiev going?

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-05-2017

Lebedev beats the living **** out of this guy

Comment by Scary_canary on 06-05-2017

Haha I actually thought terry Flanagan when I read the title,I was like wtf is this ****

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