Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-1, 18 KOs) will return against Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 24 KOs) on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights January 31st at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ. The 39-year-old Erdei is coming off his first career loss, a split decision against Denis Grachev last March in Monte Carlo. After dethroning Julio Gonzalez for the WBO light heavyweight title in 2004, Erdei made 11 successful world title defenses. Erdei then dethroned Giacobbe Fragomeni for the WBC cruiserweight title in 2009, but gave up that title without defending it. He has been relatively inactive since.
In the co-feature, unbeaten super bantamweight Luis Rosa (15-0, 7 KOs) meets Jorge Diaz (17-2, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder.