HALLE, Germany (AP) German cruiserweight Marko Huck defeated Mirko Larghetti of Italy by unanimous decision Saturday to retain his WBO belt for the record-equaling 13th time.
The judges scored it 116-112, 116-112, 118-110 in favor of the defending champion, who was really only troubled in the seventh and eighth rounds. Huck still managed to open a cut under Larghetti's right eye in the seventh.
"I respect how my opponent fought. But I deserved to win," said Huck, who used his height, longer reach and greater experience to his advantage.