Russian boxer Denis Lebedev has officially returned to the status of world champion by the world Boxing Association (WBA), the “World of Boxing”.
After the failure of the Ukrainian Alexander Usik, the absolute world champion in the first heavyweight, the WBA made the decision to restore the rank Lebedev the full champion of the organization. Previously, 39-year-old athlete was considered the WBA champion “on vacation”.
Now the Russians will have to defend his title, which could happen this summer. However, given that boxer said of a possible retirement, this fight may be the last in the professional ring.