Former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev (38-7, 28 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Jason Gavern (21-15-4, 10 KOs) on Sunday at the Sports Complex Mordovia in Saransk, Russia. Scores were 97-94, 96-93 and 98-90. Gavern knocked down Maskaev in round nine but had a point deducted for hitting behind the head in round eight. Overall, Gavern gave about as good as he got in a close fight and he was very upset when the scores went for the Russian fighter. The 44-year-old Maskaev is now 2-0 since resuming his career after a three year layoff. Gavern dropped his seventh straight fight.