Boxer Gassiev beats Lebedev to become IBF cruiserweight world champ
Russian boxer Murat Gassiev beat his fellow countryman, unified cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, winning the title of IBF cruiserweight champion in Moscow, TASS reports.
Gassiev overpowered Lebedev, knocking him out in round five. At present, Gassiev remains unbeaten in all his 24 fights (with 17 ending up via knockouts). Lebedev has had 32 fights and the defeat was third in his career, with 29 wins.