Roy Jones Jr. will face Denis Lebedev of Russia in a 10-round cruiserweight fight May 22 in Moscow, according to Sqaure Ring, Jones’ promotional company.
Jones (54-7, 40 knockouts) reportedly will receive a guaranteed purse of $500,000. The former four-division titleholder has lost his last two fights, a first-round TKO against Danny Green in December 2009 and a unanimous decision to Bernard Hopkins last April.
The only defeat on the record of Lebedev (21-1, 16 KOs) is a split decision to 200-pound titleholder Marco Huck last December.
The fight will take place at Moscow's Sportkomplex Olimpiiskii.
<i>Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show</i>