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Oleksander Usyk vacates WBA cruiserweight title

By Tim Royner: Cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk vacated his World Boxing Association title on Wednesday after the WBA ordered him to defend it against ‘Champion in Recess’ Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs).  → read full story

WBA orders Usyk vs. Lebedev

By Jim Dower: in what could prove to be a pointless endeavor, the WBA has ordered IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk to make a defense against his World Boxing Association mandatory challenger Denis Lebedev.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk could face Povetkin or Luis Ortiz next

By Mike Smith: Oleksander Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk reportedly says there’s a seventy percent chance of Oleksander, 31, moving up to heavyweight to face either Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) or Alexander Povetkin in what would be his first fight in the division as a pro, according to Fightnews info via Michael Benson.  → […]

Denis Lebedev defeats Mike Wilson – RESULTS

By Scott Gifoid: WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) looked impressive in defeating Mike Wilson (19-1, 8 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in a non-title fight on Saturday night at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo.  → read full story

Yafai-Gonzalez, Lebedev-Wilson & Hunter-Ustinov – preview

By Tim Royner: WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (24-0, 15 KOs) will be headlining this Saturday night on November 24 against #14 WBA Israel Gonzalez on Sky Sports at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.  → read full story

Matchroom Boxing Returns To Monaco On Nov 24 – Lebedev vs Wilson

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are delighted to confirm further details of the third edition of the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship Boxing taking place on Saturday November 24, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.  → read full story

Lebedev, Yafai, Buglioni & Zhang on Nov.24 in Monaco

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn’s November 24th card in Monaco will see Kal Yafai, Frank Buglioni, Denis Lebedev and Zhilei Zhang in separate fights.  → read full story

Denis Lebedev stops Hizni Altunkaya – Results

By Jeff Aranow: Former IBF/WBA/WBC cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (31-2, 23 KOs) made easy work of little known 30-year-old Hizni Altunkaya (30-3, 17 KOs) in defeating him by a 3rd round knockout on Friday night in their fight at heavyweight at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  → read full story

WBA orders Oleksandr Usyk vs. Denis Lebedev, Bellew fight in jeopardy

By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Bellew fans got some bad news on Wednesday with the World Boxing Association ordering WBA ‘Super World’ cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk to face WBA ‘Champion in recess” belt holder Denis Lebedev.  → read full story

Dorticos elevated to full WBA champion for Gassiev fight

By Jim Dower: The World Boxing Association has made WBA Super World cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev ‘champion in recess; which now makes Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) the full WBA cruiserweight champion for his fight with IBF World cruiserweight champion Murat ‘Iron’ Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) for their unification fight this Saturday.  → read full story

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