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25 MAY 2018

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Purse Bids Rescheduled for Jones v Lebedev Rematch

The highly anticipated rematch between WBA Cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo Jones and regular champion Denis Lebedev have been rescheduled for January 27 at 11am.


A letter has been reportedly filed with the WBA Championships Committee stating that both camps are hoping to reach an agreement to finalise details of a rematch.


The pair originally met in a brutal encounter in May 2013, with Jones winning by 11th round stoppage. Lebedev suffered a gruesome injury to his right eye, and bravely continued to fight despite the swelling closing his eye shut early in the fight. The Russian fighter was ahead on all 3 cards at the time of the stoppage.


Post fight both Jones ’A’ and ’B’ drugs test samples tested positive and despite the win being upheld he was stripped of his WBA title in the process.

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