On December 7 at the Espace Trois Provinces in Brive, France, veteran Cyril Leonet takes on Germany´s Dennis Lewandowski for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight title, headlining a show promoted by Gerard Teysseron and his Europrom outfit.
A professional since 2006, 35-year-old Leonet from the city of Saint-Junien has a spotted and decieving 14-10-3 (5) record, but is quite accomplished as a former French national champion and former IBF Mediterranean title-holder.
However, winning the WBF International title against Lewandowski, only twenty-four years old and 13-2 (6) since entering the paid code in 2014, would solidify that Leonet is a much better fighter than his mediocre win-loss-draw statistics suggest.
For Lewandowski, who has mixed in decent company and only lost on points to Tom Schwarz (16-0) and Boris Estenfelder (9-1) in minor title-fights, this will be the biggest opportunity of his career. But, despite bringing the better record on paper, he must be considered an underdog travelling to France.
The Cyril Leonet vs. Dennis Lewandowski World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight title fight will be preceded by two additional championship fights, with French national and European Union belts on the line.