2004-01-17 Zsolt Erdei w pts 12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez, DM Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany - WBO

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2004-01-17 Zsolt Erdei w pts 12 Julio Cesar Gonzalez, DM Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany - WBO. Referee: John Coyle. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-110, 117-111. Putting his title up for the first time Gonzalez (172½) was comprehensively outboxed by the former world amateur champion, who settled quickly and was soon blocking and countering accurately. Despite being outreached, with Erdei (172) getting his left jab working well he was already pulling away by the third round as Gonzalez rumbled forward. It was the same pattern from there on in, and even though Erdei hurt Gonzalez badly in the final session he failed to follow up, being content to box his way to the bell.