The former Wba and current Ibf Cw champion Denis Lebedev entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 29-2-0 (22 KOs=76%) and he is ranked as the No.4 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). He suffered his last loss when he faced Guillermo Jones in 2013 (=Lebedev vs Jones), after this bout he has won four fights beating Victor Emilio Ramirez in 2016 (=Lebedev vs Ramirez).
His opponent, the undefeated Murat Gassiev, has a perfect record of 23-0-0 (17 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He has fought once in 2016 winning over Jordan Shimmell (4-stars fight, Gassiev vs Shimmell). Lebedev vs Gassiev is valid for the IBF World cruiserweight title (Lebedev’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: IBF World cruiserweight title
Lebedev’s previous fight: Denis Lebedev vs Victor Emilio Ramirez
Gassiev’s previous fight: Murat Gassiev vs Jordan Shimmell
Lebedev’s next fight: Denis Lebedev vs Mark Flanagan
Gassiev’s next fight: Murat Gassiev vs Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
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