Juergen Braehmer retains WBA belt unanimously

Phil Jay 07/06/2014

German Juergen Braehmer made a successful second defence of WBA light-heavyweight title in two months after domination Argentinian Roberto Bolonti in his hometown of Schwerin.

The southpaw, who was an overwhelming favourite pre-fight, didn’t disappoint his mass of fans as he set about banking round after round for a comprehensive victory on the scorecards.

Bolonti just didn’t have the tools necessary to get anywhere near taking Braehmer’s belt and has now lost his last two trips outside his native country. 

Braehmer, 35, was given the decision 119-108 (twice) and 118-109 by the ringside judges and now boasts a record of 44-2 in what was his sixth world title contest. The win comes hot on the heels of Braehmer’s five round retirement of former cruiserweight world champion Enzo Maccarinelli, who was touted for a rematch until Sauerland settled on Bolonti.

Whether that fight can now be resurrected is yet to be discovered, but on this form Braehmer would be confident of getting the job done a second time against the Welshman after a swollen eye ruled out Maccarinelli in the last fight.

With the loss, 35 year-old challenger Bolonti drops to 35-3 and goes back to fringe world-class.

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