November 4th sees cruiserweight action in Moscow in an up-or-out fight between comebacking James Toney and contender Denis Lebedev. Toney is returning to boxing after seeing his career stall and his flirtation with MMA turn out badly, so a win might put him back into the cruiserweight or even heavyweight picture. Lebedev, on the other hand, is coming back from his own razor-thin loss to Marco Huck. The winner of this fight will get a career boost, while the loser, particularly if it's Toney, goes straight into the wilderness or even retirement.
Denis Lebedev (22-1, 17 KOs)
5'11" tall, 32 years old, southpaw
Five-fight weight average: 198.5 lbs
Denis Lebedev is a southpaw puncher. He likes to come forward, his preferred operating mode is walking down his opponents, and his bread and butter punch is his straight left. The Russian has made it to near the top of the cruiserweight division despite the fact that his best wins were an early KO of a faded Enz...