the Russian boxer Denis Lebedev has told about conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin after the meeting with the representative of Panama Guillermo Jones in 2013. His words are quoted RT.
“When I was in the hospital, telephoned President Putin. Mr Putin has supported me, said, “well Done, we saw that you fought to the end. If you need something, help””, — said Lebedev. According to him, the next day it came to people who helped in the course of rehabilitation.
the Fight between Lebedev and Jones was held in Moscow in may 2013. Then the Russian boxer was defeated. Later in the doping sample Panamanian athlete was found illegal drugs, and the fight was declared invalid.
On account of Lebedev’s 32 victories and three defeats. The last time he went to the ring in December 2019 and lost to South African Thabiso mchunu the unanimous decision. The Russians owned the title of world champion under versions of the world Boxing Association (WBA) from 2012 to 2017 and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in 2016.