Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/17/13
They say the reason that there are no more great American heavyweight boxers is because they all play football.  Football provides you with a helmet, so it is understandable. Denis Lebedev isn’t a heavyweight, he is a very good cruiserweight who once beat a washed up Roy Jones.  I am pretty sure he wishes he had a helmet on when he got in the ring with Guillermo Jones on Friday Night in Moscow. It was a hellacious fight that probably should have been stopped around the 5th-6th because of Lebedev’s eye swelling, but brutally it went on until the 11th round before Jones knocked Lebedev out. I am not a doctor, but I did watch the Big Bang Theory last night and that doesn’t look too good. I have seen a lot of boxing matches over the years and I can never remember seeing an eye that swollen, I pray he doesn’t have permanent damage. Thanks to Larry Brown Sports for the photos.
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