Russian southpaw Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KO’s) destroyed an over-matched Shawn Cox (16-2, 15 KO’s) in a 2nd round knockout on Wednesday night to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim cruiserweight title at the Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia. Lebedev flattened Cox with a straight left hand that put Cox on the canvas where the fight was then halted.