Lebedev Outpoints Brave Flanagan

By Robert Ecksel on July 9, 2017
Lebedev Outpoints Brave Flanagan
It was Lebedev’s first outing since his recent loss to Murad Gassiev. (Anton Basanaev/AP)

Lebedev dropped Flanagan with a left to the body in round nine. It was a defining moment in a routine execution…

Sunday night at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg, Russia, WBA Super World cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (30-2, 22 KOs), the 37-year-old southpaw from Chekhov, Russia, barely broke a sweat on his way to a unanimous decision victory over 27-year-old Mark Flanagan (22-4, 15 KOs), ranked #6 by the WBA and fighting out of Rasmussen, Queensland, Australia.

The final scores were 120-107 and 119-108 twice.

It was Flanagan’s only fight outside his native Australia.

“The crowd I don’t think will bother me,” he said before the fight, “because I can’t understand a word they say anyway.”

It was Lebedev’s first outing since his surprise split decision loss to Murad Gassiev in December.

Lebedev dropped Flanagan with a left to the body in round nine. It was a defining moment in a routine execution.

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  1. Koolz 02:56pm, 07/10/2017

    Every time I see Lebedev I remember what Jones did to his face…that was sick looking.

  2. Koolz 02:54pm, 07/10/2017

    Dmitry vs Qudratillo


  3. Koolz 02:52pm, 07/10/2017


    Forgot to post this!
    Lebedev vs Flanagan

  4. Kid Blast 06:26pm, 07/09/2017

    Denis is no trip to Hollywood.

  5. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 05:20pm, 07/09/2017

    It’s called taking care of business…..workmanlike….. he gets the job done…..if he’s supposed to pound someone’s ass that’s just what he does. “Kovalev the undisputed king of the six round fighters in the crowd better not get any ideas because Lebedev would make every round after the sixth seem like an agonizing rerun of the eighth with Ward.

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