Caption the Photo: Denis Lebedev’s Eye After Being KOed in 11th Rd in Russia

They say the reason that there are no more great American heavyweight boxers is because they all play football.  Football provides you with a helmet, so it is understandable.

Denis Lebedev isn’t a heavyweight, he is a very good cruiserweight who once beat a washed up Roy Jones.  I am pretty sure he wishes he had a helmet on when he got in the ring with Guillermo Jones on Friday Night in Moscow.

It was a hellacious fight that probably should have been stopped around the 5th-6th because of Lebedev’s eye swelling, but brutally it went on until the 11th round before Jones knocked Lebedev out.

Denis Lebedev Eye

I am not a doctor, but I did watch the Big Bang Theory last night and that doesn’t look too good. I have seen a lot of boxing matches over the years and I can never remember seeing an eye that swollen, I pray he doesn’t have permanent damage. Thanks to Larry Brown Sports for the photos.