SCHWERIN, Germany -- Juergen Braehmer of Germany unanimously outpointed Roberto Feliciano Bolonti of Argentina to retain his WBA light heavyweight belt on Saturday.
The judges scored it 118-109, 119-108, 119-108 in favour of the 35-year-old Braehmer, a former WBO champion, who was making his second defence of the title he won by beating American Marcus Oliveira in December.
Braehmer was in control throughout the bout with the exception of the fifth round. He recovered straight away in the next, and the sight of Bolonti's bloody nose in the seventh gave the defending champ further encouragement.
Bolonti threw everything into the final round when it was clear he needed a knockout, but Braehmer proved too strong.
He improves to 44-2 (32 KOs) while Bolonti, also 35, drops to 35-3 (24 KOs).