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Denis Lebedev wins cruiserweight belt

Updated: November 4, 2011, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- James Toney, a former champion fighting at 43, lost a unanimous decision Friday to Denis Lebedev of Russia for the interim WBA cruiserweight title.

Cheered by the home crowd at Khodynka Ice Palace, Lebedev started tentatively but would up battering a fading Toney toward the end and won all 12 rounds. The three judges all scored the bout 120-108.

Toney dropped to 73-7-3, with 44 knockouts, and was limping after the fight. At 197½ pounds, he was at his lightest weight ...

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