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The former world champion in heavy weight Denis Lebedev (30-2, 22 KO’s) wants to fight with Ukrainian Alexander Usik (15-0, 11 KO’s).
The main goal for all boxers of the division, the Tendril began in late July, after the victory over Murat by Gassieva (26-1, 19 KO’s). Ukrainian left Moscow in the status of the absolute world champion and Cup winner Muhammad Ali.
“If Oleksandr Usyk will decide to stay in my weight class and defend the belt, and we will be able to persuade him, then we will fight. He United all the belts to keep them, you have to fight with contenders. I am a champion in vacation, and may become the mandatory Challenger. But his team itself will understand where to go next.
Will we be able to offer him conditions under which he will agree – I will fight him. If not, find another option. Career complete I’m not going, interesting battles yet to be”, – quoted Lebedev “Sport-Express”.
Denis Lebedev 7 of September in Chelyabinsk will fight with the boxer from the top 15 ranking WBA.As for Alexander Usik, his next opponent should be the British Tony Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KO’s), a battle will take place in November this year in the UK.