Erdei retains WBO light heavyweight title vs. Ulrich

OBERHAUSEN, Germany -- Hungary's Zsolt Erdei retained his
WBO light-heavyweight title, outpointing Germany's Thomas Ulrich in
a one-sided decision Saturday.

Erdei (25-0, 15 knockouts) opened cuts against his stablemate
and former sparring partner on the nose, and closed Ulrich's left
eye from persistent jabs.

The judges scored it 120-108, 118-100 and 116-112 for Erdei in
his sixth title defense.

He ran into trouble only once. In the final round, Ulrich (29-3,
19 knockouts) stunned him with a right, but didn't come close to
getting the knockout he needed.

The 31-year-old Ulrich, who won Olympic bronze and was once
considered one of Germany's biggest talents, lost his second title