Murat Gassiev

Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS) Russian boxer Murat Gassiev beat fellow countryman cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title.

Gassiev overpowered Lebedev, knocking him out in round five here on Saturday, reports Tass.

Gassiev remains unbeaten in all his 24 fights (with 17 ending up via knockouts).

Lebedev has had 32 fights and the defeat was third in his career, with 29 wins.

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