2013-05-17 Guillermo Jones w co 11 Denis Lebedev, Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia - WBA

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2013-05-17 Guillermo Jones w co 11 Denis Lebedev, Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Ahead on points, 96-94, 97-93, 96-94 at the time of the finish, Lebedev had fought on despite being unable to see out of his right eye for at least two-thirds of the fight.

Lebedev was handed back the title on 17 October when Jones, who had failed a drug test following the fight, was eventually stripped. Following that decision the WBA stated that a rematch should be negotiated as soon as possible, while eventually recognising Jones as a champion in recess.

With the return made for 25 April 2014 in Moscow, the fight was cancelled just hours before after Jones failed the drug test for the second successive time.

On 21 June 2014, Youri Kayembre Kalenga won the vacant WBA 'interim' title when outpointing Mateusz Masternak at the Medecin Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.