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Lebedev's Loss To Jones Finally Reversed, Says Hryunov

By Alexey Sukachev

According to still powerful Russian manager/promoter Vladimir Hryunov, his former protégé and reigning WBA cruiserweight champion, Denis Lebedev, has finally had his official record corrected.

On the 17th of May 2013, Lebedev (then 25-1, 19 KOs) fought then WBA champion “in recess” Guillermo Jones in minor unification and lost to his Panamanian opponent via knockout in 11 (while ahead on points) in one of the most savage battles in cruiserweight history.

Jones, already 41, took an enormous amount of punishment, walked through it and stopped Lebedev, his eye grotesquely swollen shut, in the closing rounds.

Later on Jones’ drug test came back positive with furosemide, a banned substance within the sport. Lebedev was re-installed as champion, while Jones was suspended for doping violations. However, the official result of that fight had never been changed - until now.

Lebedev was to fight the Panamanian in a rematch but Jones tested positive once againfor the same banned substance, with the fight being canceled just minutes before the boxers stepped in the ring on April 25 of 2014.

Hryunov, who is visiting the WBA convention in Sofia, Bulgaria, has reported to the Russian media that the original outcome of the fight has finally been reversed to a No-Contest. Lebedev’s record now reads 27-1, with 20 KOs, and 1 NC, while Jones is back to 38-3-2, 30 KOs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 06-12-2015

I absolutely loved seeing that fight. Finally Lebedev came up against an old man he couldn't bully.

Comment by Ray* on 06-12-2015

[QUOTE=StudentOfDaGame;15780967]What about Amir Khans defeat against PEDerson. How that wasn't a no contest is beyond me.[/QUOTE] That's what I thought too, the fact that Pederson himself confess to taking this pellets in the first fight should have made that fight…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 06-12-2015

Justice. Cheaters get off too easy in this sport. Guillermo/Don King are a perfect match of crooks, and even Donald ended up having to pay Ryabinsky $1-$2 million for the cancellation. Justice is served.

Comment by HeroBando on 06-12-2015

[QUOTE=StudentOfDaGame;15780967]What about Amir Khans defeat against PEDerson. How that wasn't a no contest is beyond me.[/QUOTE] Iirc Peterson was busted prior to the rematch, when it came out he was on testosterone pellets for the first fight but no failed…

Comment by [email protected] on 06-12-2015

[QUOTE=StudentOfDaGame;15780967]What about Amir Khans defeat against PEDerson. How that wasn't a no contest is beyond me.[/QUOTE] The ibf is a disgrace, like the others.

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