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Denis Lebedev Record

Total Fights36
Title Wins1
Title Defenses6
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins23
KO Losses0
Denis Lebedev Record & Stats
Denis Lebedev's Record
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      What is Denis Lebedev's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and nine months, Denis Lebedev fought 36 times with 32 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest.

      Lebedev retired from professional boxing with a record of 32-3, which included one world-championship elevation, one world-title win, and six successful title defense fights at the cruiserweight weight division. He had a 65.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 23 of his total 36 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Lebedev never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Thabiso Mchunu on December 21, 2019.

      Some of Lebedev's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (James Toney and Roy Jones Jr.), Enzo Maccarinelli, Victor Emilio Ramírez, Paweł Kołodziej, Santander Silgado, Lateef Kayode, Hizni Altunkaya, and Mike Wilson.

      36Dec 21, 201940Thabiso MchunuLossUD
      35Nov 24, 201839Mike WilsonWinUD
      34Sep 7, 201839Hizni AltunkayaWinKO3
      33Jul 10, 201737Mark FlanaganWin *UD
      32Dec 3, 201637Murat GassievLoss *SD
      31May 21, 201636Victor Emilio RamírezWin *TKO2
      30Nov 4, 201536Lateef KayodeWin *TKO8
      29Apr 10, 201535Youri KalengaWin *UD
      28Sep 27, 201435Paweł KołodziejWin *TKO2
      27May 17, 201333Guillermo JonesNCKO11
      26Dec 17, 201233Santander SilgadoWin *KO4
      25Apr 4, 201232Shawn CoxWinKO2
      24Nov 4, 201132James ToneyWinUD
      23May 21, 201131Roy Jones Jr.WinKO10
      22Dec 18, 201031Marco HuckLoss *SD
      21Jul 17, 201030Aleksandr AlekseyevWinKO2
      20Feb 22, 201030Ignacio EsparzaWinKO4
      19Dec 17, 200930Ali IsmailovWinRTD6
      18Jul 18, 200929Enzo MaccarinelliWinTKO3
      17Mar 22, 200929Eliseo CastilloWinTKO5
      16Dec 17, 200829Dzmitri AdamovichWinTKO4
      15Sep 6, 200829Nick OkothWinTKO2
      14Jul 19, 200828Archil MezvrishviliWinKO1
      13Sep 24, 200425Artem VychkinWinUD
      12Jul 6, 200424Bagrat MakhkamovWinTKO2
      11Jun 26, 200424Yevhen BubylychWinUD
      10May 29, 200323Siarhei KaranevichWinUD
      9Mar 15, 200323Berry ButlerWinKO4
      8Oct 3, 200223Dzmitri YavmenenkaWinTKO2
      7Sep 10, 200223Roman BabaevWinRTD4
      6Apr 23, 200222Dzmitri AdamovichWinKO5
      5Dec 26, 200122Rihsiboy ShamirzaevWinTKO9
      4Nov 7, 200122Mirzohid JianbaevWinTKO4
      3Jun 9, 200121Nourdine MelikhWinTKO3
      2Mar 6, 200121Denis DeryabkinWinUD
      1Feb 27, 200121Teymuraz KekelidzeWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Denis Lebedev (The White Swan) is a 44-year old retired Russian professional boxer. He was born in Stary Oskol, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union on August 14, 1979. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 2001 to 2019.

      Lebedev made his professional boxing debut against Teymuraz Kekelidze at the age of 21 on February 27, 2001, defeating Kekelidze via 6 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 20 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 16 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 31 on December 18, 2010 after 21 professional fights, against Marco Huck for the WBO title. He lost to Huck via 12 round split decision.

      Denis Lebedev was a one-time unified cruiserweight world champion, and has won one world title at cruiserweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Lebedev's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Lebedev had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against South African boxer Thabiso Mchunu on December 21, 2019. Lebedev lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 4 years and 6 months since this fight.


      Lebedev had a total of eight world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and six successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Denis Lebedev fought for a cruiserweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one cruiserweight belt. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBA.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 21, 2016^Victor Emilio RamírezCruiserweightIBFTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      Denis Lebedev had seven cruiserweight world-title defense fights. He won six of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 10, 2017Mark FlanaganCruiserweightWBA (Super)UD
      May 21, 2016^Victor Emilio RamírezCruiserweightWBA (Super)TKO
      Nov 4, 2015Lateef KayodeCruiserweightWBATKO
      Apr 10, 2015Youri KalengaCruiserweightWBAUD
      Sep 27, 2014Paweł KołodziejCruiserweightWBATKO
      Dec 17, 2012Santander SilgadoCruiserweightWBAKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Denis Lebedev lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 3, 2016Murat GassievCruiserweightIBFSD


      Lebedev fought a total of 36 times during his professional career, which includes 8 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 18, 2009: Denis Lebedev puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Enzo Maccarinelli via 3rd round TKO.

      • December 18, 2010: In his first world-title fight, Denis Lebedev loses to Marco Huck via 12 round split decision. He was fighting for the WBO cruiserweight title.

      • December 17, 2012: Lebedev successfully defends the WBA cruiserweight title against Santander Silgado, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • September 27, 2014: Lebedev successfully defends the WBA cruiserweight title against Paweł Kołodziej, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • May 21, 2016: Lebedev becomes a unified cruiserweight world champion by beating Victor Emilio Ramírez via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Super) and IBF cruiserweight world-champion belts.


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