Yesterday in Moscow hosted a title fight between Denis Lebedev and Murat by Gassieva, which in heavyweight division has a new champion.
Lebedev, who owned belts WBA/IBF, at stake in the battle with Gassieva only put the IBF title, because the applicant was not in the top 15 ranking of the world Boxing Association.
Young Gassiev chose simple tactics relying solely on their solid advantage in striking power. The applicant ignored the work in defence was an easy target for Lebedev, but at the expense of security attacks it Gassiev controlled the fight.
In the fifth round the champion missed the punch to the liver and was knocked down. By the end of the fight Lebedev’s face was mutilated numerous bruises. However, until recently, it was unclear who the judges will give the victory – split decision (116:112, 116:111, 113:114) preference was given to Gassiev.
Thus, after the fight Lebedev-Gassiev heavy weight, a fourth the world champion. WBA title retained Lebedev, IBF belt passed into the hands of Gassieva, WBC dominates Tony Bellew and WBO champion is Ukrainian Alexander Usik, previously expressed willingness to meet with the winner of the fight Lebedev-Gassiev.
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