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Tszyu to train Lebedev

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBC/IBF/WBA jr welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu will be training former WBO cruiserweight challenger Denis Lebedev for his May 22nd twelve round bout against Roy Jones Jr at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. Lebedev is coming off a split twelve round decision loss to Marco Huck who defeated him in a December WBO world title bout. Tszyu told Fightnews “I want to help Denis Lebedev in this fight by showing him how to think correctly in the ring. Roy Jones Jr is a good friend of mine whom I respect. This is only business in the boxing ring.”

Lebedev holds impressive stoppage wins over Enzo Maccarinelli in three rounds in 2009 and Alexander Alexeev in two rounds in 2010. Roy Jones was stopped in round one by Danny “The Green Machine” Green in 2009 in an IBO world title bout and dropped a twelve round decision to Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins in 2010.

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