Zsolt Erdei

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Zsolt Erdei
Zsolt-Erdei.jpg
Erdei in 2009
Statistics
Nickname(s) Madár ("Bird")
Weight(s)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Reach 183 cm (72 in)
Nationality Hungarian
Born (1974-05-31) 31 May 1974 (age 44)
Budapest, Hungarian People's Republic
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 34
Wins by KO 18
Losses 1

Zsolt Erdei (born 31 May 1974) is a Hungarian former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014. He held the WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles from 2004 to 2009 (making eleven consecutive defences), and the WBC cruiserweight title from 2009 to 2010. Erdei is the first boxer from Hungary to have won a world title in two weight divisions. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the middleweight division at the 2000 Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

Professional career[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 and 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]

Professional record summary
35 fights 34 wins 1 loss
By knockout 18 0
By decision 16 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
35 Win 34–1 Georgia (country) Shalva Jomardashvili UD 10 9 Mar 2014 Hungary Messzi István Sportcsarnok, Kecskemét, Hungary Won vacant WBO European light-heavyweight title
34 Loss 33–1 Russia Denis Grachev SD 10 30 Mar 2013 Monaco Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
33 Win 33–0 United States Byron Mitchell TKO 6 (10), 1:58 4 Jun 2011 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
32 Win 32–0 Kenya Samson Onyango UD 8 20 Nov 2010 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
31 Win 31–0 Italy Giacobbe Fragomeni MD 12 21 Nov 2009 Germany Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany Won WBC cruiserweight title
30 Win 30–0 Ukraine Yuri Barashian UD 12 10 Jan 2009 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
29 Win 29–0 United States DeAndrey Abron UD 12 26 Apr 2008 Germany Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
28 Win 28–0 Panama Tito Mendoza SD 12 24 Nov 2007 Germany Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
27 Win 27–0 United States George Blades TKO 11 (12), 2:27 16 Jun 2007 Hungary SYMA Sports and Conference Centre, Budapest, Hungary Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
26 Win 26–0 United States Danny Santiago TKO 8 (12), 1:55 27 Jan 2007 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
25 Win 25–0 Germany Thomas Ulrich UD 12 29 Jul 2006 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
24 Win 24–0 Australia Paul Murdoch TKO 10 (12), 0:19 6 May 2006 Germany Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
23 Win 23–0 France Mehdi Sahnoune TKO 12 (12), 2:17 22 Oct 2005 Germany Brandberge Arena, Halle, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
22 Win 22–0 Argentina Hugo Garay SD 12 26 Feb 2005 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
21 Win 21–0 Spain Alejandro Lakatos UD 12 11 Sep 2004 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
20 Win 20–0 Argentina Hugo Garay MD 12 8 May 2004 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany Retained WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
19 Win 19–0 Mexico Julio César González UD 12 17 Jan 2004 Germany Dm-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany Won WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
18 Win 18–0 Algeria Ramdane Serdjane KO 1 (8) 15 Nov 2003 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany
17 Win 17–0 Spain Juan Nelongo UD 12 6 Sep 2003 Hungary Újszeged Sports Hall, Szeged, Hungary Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Italy Massimiliano Saiani TKO 7 (12), 2:43 12 Jul 2003 Germany Wilhelm Dopatka Halle, Leverkusen, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Brazil Jose Hilton Dos Santos TKO 10 (12), 2:45 29 Mar 2003 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
14 Win 14–0 Paraguay Juan Carlos Giménez TKO 8 (12) 23 Nov 2002 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
13 Win 13–0 South Africa Jim Murray KO 5 (12), 1:58 5 Oct 2002 Hungary Főnix Hall, Debrecen, Hungary Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Brazil Roberto Coelho UD 8 17 Aug 2002 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0 United States Daren Whitley UD 6 29 Jun 2002 United States Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
10 Win 10–0 United States Anthony Stephens KO 2 (8) 16 Mar 2002 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
9 Win 9–0 United States Jesse Corona TKO 4 (8) 15 Dec 2001 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
8 Win 8–0 France Alban Girouard KO 2 (8), 0:55 3 Nov 2001 Germany Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Slovakia Julius Gal TKO 2 (4) 1 Sep 2001 Germany Berlin, Germany
6 Win 6–0 United States Dennis Matthews TKO 3 (4), 1:18 4 Aug 2001 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US
5 Win 5–0 Ukraine Oleksandr Garashchenko UD 4 16 Jun 2001 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary
4 Win 4–0 Ivory Coast Henry Mobio KO 4 (4) 7 Apr 2001 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
3 Win 3–0 United States Dennis McKinney UD 4 27 Jan 2001 Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
2 Win 2–0 United States Willie McDonald TKO 2 (4) 16 Dec 2000 Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Belgium Philip Houthoofdt TKO 1 (4) 5 Dec 2000 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Professional debut

See also[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Glen Johnson
WBO Inter-Continental
light-heavyweight champion

5 October 2002 – 17 January 2004
Won world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Tomasz Adamek
Vacant
Title last held by
Jonathan Profichet
WBO European
light heavyweight champion

8 March 2014 – November 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Umar Salamov
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Julio César González
WBO light heavyweight champion
17 January 2004 – 13 November 2009
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jürgen Brähmer
promoted from interim status
Lineal light-heavyweight champion
17 January 2004 – 13 November 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jean Pascal
Preceded by
Giacobbe Fragomeni
WBC cruiserweight champion
21 November 2009 – 22 January 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk