Denis Lebedev Retires

Jun 3, 2012
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One of the best cruiserweights of the last 15 years. Wins over Enzo Maccarinelli, Youri Kalenga, Victor Emilio Ramirez, Lateef Kayode, Alexander Alekseev, James Toney, Roy Jones Jr... But he will likely be remembered more for his losses. Should have had a defining win over Marco Huck in Germany, but the decision went against him. He got hammered into submission by Guillermo Jones, although it has since been changed to a NC due a positive drugs test for Jones. And he lost a decision to the younger, fresher Murat Gassiev in a big domestic clash.

 
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Jun 4, 2013
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OMFG, shocking. I thought he was going to fight Goulariami (however you spell it)!? Man, this guy was the only reason I even watched the CW division. Lebedev/Jones is probably one of my favorite fights ever.
 
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I still dont know how he came back from the Jones beatdown that was brutal, Lebedev was a beast but I think the Gassiev fight took alot out of him he looked ready to go a good few times
 
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I still dont know how he came back from the Jones beatdown that was brutal, Lebedev was a beast but I think the Gassiev fight took alot out of him he looked ready to go a good few times
Very likely. Lebedev took a mean ass bodyshot. Probably took years off his life expectancy. He somehow managed to get back up and finish the fight. IIRC, I had Lebedev winning... or maybe Gassiev? Completely forgot, but I know it was a razor-close fight.
 
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One of the best cruiserweights of the last 15 years. Wins over Enzo Maccarinelli, Youri Kalenga, Victor Emilio Ramirez, Lateef Kayode, Alexander Alekseev, James Toney, Roy Jones Jr... But he will likely be remembered more for his losses. Should have had a defining win over Marco Huck in Germany, but the decision went against him. He got hammered into submission by Guillermo Jones, although it has since been changed to a NC due a positive drugs test for Jones. And he lost a decision to the younger, fresher Murat Gassiev in a big domestic clash.

Great career.

Wrong Jones by the way. Guillermo not Roy.