The world champion on Boxing under versions of the world Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) in the weight category up 90,71 kg Russian Denis Lebedev will defend his titles in a battle with compatriot Murat by Gassieva 3 December at the sports Palace “Megasport”. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the organizers of the match.
For the first time Lebedev will defend the title won in may in a match against Argentinean Victor Ramirez.
Mandatory Challenger for the IBF title Gassiev his previous fight also held in may this year, having knocked out in the first round of American Jordan Shimmel.
With a record of 36-year-old Lebedev 29 wins (22 by knockout) and two defeats. On account of 22-year-old Gassieva 24 wins (17 knockouts) and no defeats.
According to the organizers of the fight, a unification fight between fellow countrymen is not the best option, but “if there are no alternatives, it will present male confrontation.”
Also in the evening of Boxing will be attended by the Russian Dmitry Kudryashov and is scheduled debut in professional Boxing promoted from Amateur Boxing Alexey Egorov and Andrey Afonin.