01 Dec Knockout artists on StarSat
Every boxing fan loves a knockout artist and there is nothing more exciting than the idea of two bangers taking each other on. This is what will be happening in Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow. Fight fans will be rubbing their hands in anticipation of Saturday’s, December 3, cruiserweight clash between Denis Lebedev and Murat Gassiev live and exclusively on StarSat channel Sports Arena (channel 241), broadcast starts at 17:55. Veteran Lebedev, 29 wins (22 knockouts) and two losses, is a southpaw who has been in the ring with some of the best in the world. The likes of Victor Emilio Ramirez and Lateef Kayode have felt the power of the Russian. His only losses have been at the hands of Guillermo Jones and a controversial decision to the great Marco Huck.
In his last fight he added the IBF world title to his WBA super world title by knocking Ramirez out in the second round. He captured the WBA strap when he beat the legendary James Toney in 2011. While some will argue that Lebedev beat an aging Toney, Gassiev (23) will have the age advantage over the 37-year-old champion. Gassiev boasts an unbeaten record of 23 wins (17 by knockout). He has knocked out eight of his last valtrex us seven opponents and some experts believe he has what it takes to be a star. While the two big punchers square off, there will an interesting battle of strategies from their corner men. Lebedev is trained by Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach, who also works with superstar Manny Pacquiao. Gassiev is guided by Abel Sanchez who also trains middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
The cruiserweight division is fast becoming a standout category in boxing. Will Lebedev’s experience be enough to help him win? Or will a star be born as young Gassiev takes his place amongst the champions? The undercard also boasts top talent. Somebody’s unbeaten record will be blemished when Eduard Troyanovsky defends his IBF and IBO super lightweight titles against Namibia’s Julius Indongo. Troyanovsky, who is promoted by the legendary Roy Jones Jnr, comes in as the favourite as he will be fighting in front of his home crowd. He boasts an 88% knockout percentage which makes him dangerous.
Indongo is also unbeaten and has beaten quality fighters such as Zolani Marali and Kaizer Mabuza. Can he overcome the odds and emerge victorious? Catch all the action live and exclusive on StarSat channel Sports Arena (channel 241) on Saturday, December 3, from 17:55.