By Karl Freitag / Photos: Eroll Popova
Unbeaten longtime WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei (31-0, 17 KOs) dethroned WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-2-1, 10 KOs) by twelve round majority decision on Saturday night at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. Erdei’s speed was evident early on as he landed many sharp combinations. Fragomeni, however, applied intense pressure and connected more and more as the bout progressed. It became a battle attrition as both fighters landed good shots. Fragomeni closed stronger, however in the end scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Erdei, who becomes the first Hungarian to win a world title in two weight divisions.
Olympic medalist Vitali Tajbert (19-1, 6 KOs) won the WBC interim super featherweight world championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over reigning titleholder Humberto Gutierrez (26-2-1, 19 KOs). Tajbert was very sharp and in tremendous condition, as he outboxed the taller champion, especially over the second half of the fight. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 116-113.
In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, Dimitri Sartison (26-1, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Stjepan Bozic (23-4, 14 KOs). The referee stopped the bout on the advice of the ring doctor because the left eye of Bozic was swollen shut.
Unbeaten WBC & WBO #1 rated middleweight Gennady Golovkin (18-0, 15 KOs) dropped previously unbeaten Mikhail Makarov (10-1, 5 KOs) three times in round two to get a stoppage win at 1:24. Golovkin was originally slated to face Ishe Smith, but Smith had to cancel with a foot injury.
Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rachim Tschachkijew (2-0, 2 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO over Denis Solomko (10-21, 2 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout. Time was :47.
Heavyweight Christian Hammer (4-1, 3 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Hans Jörg Blasko (7-3, 5 KOs) at 2:32.
Cruiserweight Wojciech Bartnik (23-4-1, 10 KOs) kayoed Marcel Erler (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in round two. Time was 2:02.
Super welterweight Luca Messi (36-7-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Lajos Orsos (1-14-1, 0 KOs) over six by scores of 60-55, 59-55 and 60-54.