Zsolt Erdei

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The native form of this personal name is Erdei Zsolt. This article uses the Western name order.
Zsolt Erdei
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Statistics
Real name Zsolt Erdei
Nickname(s) Madár
Firebird
Rated at Light-heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Height 5 ft. 10 in. (177 cm.)
Nationality Hungary Hungarian
Born (1974-05-31) May 31, 1974 (age 40)
Budapest, Hungary
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 34
Wins by KO 18
Losses 1

Zsolt Erdei (born May 31, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian boxer in the light-heavyweight division. He is the former undefeated Lineal & WBO light-heavyweight champion, and WBC cruiserweight champion. Erdei is also the first Hungarian to win a world title in two weight divisions.

Erdei boxed at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the middleweight division.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • 1997 World Champion in Budapest
  • 1998 and 2000 European Champion
  • Representing Hungary, won the Middleweight bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney
  • Amateur Record: 212-20

Professional[edit]

Erdei turned professional in December 2000 and won the WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title in October 2002. On January 17, 2004, Erdei won the Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles from Julio César González by unanimous decision, and successfully defended the titles eleven times.

On November 13, 2009, he relinquished his WBO light-heavyweight title and moved up to cruiserweight.[1] Erdei defeated Giacobbe Fragomeni on November 21, 2009, for the WBC cruiserweight title. Most of Erdei's matches during his professional career were promoted by Universum boxing.

After announcing his retirement in January 2010 and thus relinquishing his claim as Lineal light-heavyweight champion, Erdei decided to have more matches in 2011 in the USA [2][3] and fought Samson Onyango and Byron Mitchell as his first opponents there. The Mitchell fight which was set up by Lou DiBella ended with Erdei knocking Mitchell out in the 6th round (TKO).[4][5]

Erdei finally returned on March 30, 2013 and lost a controversial 10 round split decision to Denis Grachev.

Professional boxing record[edit]

34 Wins (18 KOs), 1 Loss[6]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round,
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 34–1 Georgia (country) Shalva Jomardashvili UD 10 2014-03-09 Hungary Messzi István Sporthall, Kecskemet, Hungary Won vacant WBO European light-heavyweight title.
Loss 33–1 Russia Denis Grachev SD 10 2013-03-30 Monaco Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Win 33–0 United States Byron Mitchell TKO 6 (10),
1:58
2011-06-04 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 32–0 Kenya Samson Onyango UD 8 2010-11-20 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 31–0 Italy Giacobbe Fragomeni MD 12 2009-11-21 Germany Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Won WBC cruiserweight title.
Win 30–0 Ukraine Yuri Barashian UD 12 2009-01-10 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 29–0 United States DeAndrey Abron UD 12 2008-04-26 Germany Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Saxony Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 28–0 Panama Tito Mendoza SD 12 2007-11-24 Germany Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Saxony Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 27–0 United States George Blades TKO 11 (12),
2:27
2007-06-16 Hungary Syma Sport and Events Centre, Budapest Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 26–0 United States Danny Santiago TKO 8 (12),
1:55
2007-01-27 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello,
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 25–0 Germany Thomas Ulrich UD 12 2006-07-29 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen,
North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 24–0 Australia Paul Murdoch TKO 10 (12),
0:19
2006-05-06 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello,
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 23–0 France Mehdi Sahnoune TKO 12 (12),
2:17
2005-10-22 Germany Brandberge Arena, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 22–0 Argentina Hugo Garay SD 12 2005-02-26 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 21–0 Spain Alejandro Lakatos UD 12 2004-09-11 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 20–0 Argentina Hugo Garay MD 12 2004-05-08 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund,
North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 19–0 Mexico Julio César González UD 12 2004-01-17 Germany Dm-Arena,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Won Lineal/WBO light-heavyweight titles.
Win 18–0 Algeria Ramdane Serdjane KO 1 (8),
?
2003-11-15 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bavaria
Win 17–0 Spain Juan Nelongo UD 12 2003-09-06 Hungary Új Szeged Sporthall, Szeged, Csongrád Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
Win 16–0 Italy Massimiliano Saiani TKO 7 (12),
2:43
2003-07-12 Germany Wilhelm Dopatka Halle, Leverkusen,
North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
Win 15–0 Brazil Jose Hilton Dos Santos TKO 10 (12),
2:45
2003-03-29 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
Win 14–0 Paraguay Juan Carlos Giménez TKO 8 (12),
?
2002-11-23 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund,
North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
Win 13–0 South Africa Jim Murray KO 5 (12),
1:58
2002-10-05 Hungary Főnix Sport Center, Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar Won WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
Win 12–0 Brazil Roberto Coelho UD 8 2002-08-17 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Berlin
Win 11–0 United States Daren Whitley UD 6 2002-06-29 United States Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 10–0 United States Anthony Stephens KO 2 (8),
?
2002-03-16 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle,
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 9–0 United States Jesse Corona TKO 4 (8),
?
2001-12-15 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Berlin
Win 8–0 France Alban Girouard KO 2 (8),
0:55
2001-11-03 Germany Hansehalle, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Win 7–0 Slovakia Julius Gal TKO 2 (4),
?
2001-09-01 Germany Berlin
Win 6–0 United States Dennis Matthews TKO 3 (4),
1:18
2001-08-04 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5–0 Ukraine Oleksandr Garashchenko UD 4 2001-06-16 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest
Win 4–0 Ivory Coast Henry Mobio KO 4 (4),
?
2001-04-07 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg
Win 3–0 United States Dennis McKinney UD 4 2001-01-27 Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Bavaria
Win 2–0 United States Willie McDonald TKO 2 (4),
?
2000-12-16 Germany Grugahalle, Essen,
North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 1–0 Belgium Philip Houthoofdt TKO 1 (4),
?
2000-12-05 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erdei relinquishes WBO belt". fightnews.com. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ Zsolt Erdei, Hungarian Boxer, Makes Comeback
  3. ^ Erdei interview Erdei születésnap után, bunyó előttNépszabadság Retrieved 2011-06-05. sidelined: The so called "Hamburg decline" (Hamburgi hanyatlás)"
  4. ^ Erdei stops Mitchell, eyes Hopkins
  5. ^ Erdei kiütéssel győzött, mehet a bajnoki övért Népszabadság Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  6. ^ "Zsolt Erdei Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Julio César González
WBO Light-Heavyweight Champion
January 17, 2004 – November 13, 2009
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jürgen Brähmer
Interim Champion promoted
Lineal Light-Heavyweight Champion
January 17, 2004 – November 13, 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jean Pascal
Preceded by
Giacobbe Fragomeni
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
November 21, 2009 – January 22, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Krzysztof Włodarczyk