Denis Lebedev v Arsen Goulamirian purse bid off, agreement reached

Ringside 21/06/2019
Denis Lebedev

📸 Mark Robinson

The World Boxing Association (WBA) auction between Denis Lebedev and Arsen Goulamirian, due to be held on June 20th, was suspended because both sides reached an agreement to finalize the fight.

The dispute between the 200-pound Super Champion, a native of Russia, and the regular champion, of French nationality but born in Armenia, was scheduled about a month ago. However, the teams communicated with the WBA sanctioning body organization to inform that the fight will take place due to everything being arranged.

The details of the date, place, and conditions of the negotiations will be announced in the coming weeks once everything is perfectly finalized. Lebedev-Goulamirian is one of the most interesting matches the division can offer today.

Lebedev will make the third defense of his belt against an undefeated champion like the Frenchman in a clash of power vs power. Lebedev has 32 wins, 2 losses, and 23 knockouts. For his part, Goulamirian has 24 wins, no losses, and 16 knockouts.


This Thursday in Indio, California, the current champion of 130 pounds of the World Boxing Association Andrew “El Chango” Cancio easily overcame the first challenge of every boxer, the scales, coming in at 130.0 pounds. Meanwhile, the Boricua challenger Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado tipped the scales at a weight at 129.8 pounds.

Cancio and Machado face each other on Friday at Fantasy Springs Casino in a rematch duel, after Cancio shocked the Puerto Rican native champion this February by defeating him via fourth round knockout while knocking him to the canvas on three occasions.

After Machado tasted his first defeat, it was found out that he had problems making the weight and as a consequence he did not recover well for the fight. On this occasion, both boxers have declared that they arrived in the best physical and mental conditions and promise a great show to the fans of boxing.

This event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions and will be broadcast by the DAZN online application.

Cancio comes into the fight with a record of 20-4-2 with 15 knockouts, while Machado is coming into the fight with a record of 21-1 with 17 knockouts.

Translation by Samuel Rosenberg