By Danny Wilson May 18th, 2013 All Boxing Results
In a vicious two-way slugfest, Guillermo Jones regained his WBA cruiserweight crown tonight by knocking out reigning champion Denis Lebedev in the 11th round of their contest at Crocus City Hall, Moscow.
Having lost his WBA belt due to inactivity, the 41 year old Guillermo Jones, of Panama, came into Moscow determined to get it back from 33 year old Lebedev, of Chekhov, Russia, and the bout was laced with action starting in the first round.
The 6'4 Jones towered over the 5'11 Lebedev, using his heavy jab to keep the smaller man at bay but all too often Jones decided to slug it out, giving up his height.
On many occasions, Jones reached for Lebedev, over-extending himself and going off balance when he missed. Lebedev took advantage of such opportunities and planted heavy shots point blank on Jones but the Panamanian showed an iron chin in taking the punches well.
The jab of Guillermo Jones produced damage to Lebedev's eye early on and the taller man focused successfully on worsening the laceration for the entire bout. More...