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Erdei stops Santiago for 7th defense of WBO light heavyweight title

Erdei stops Santiago for 7th defense of WBO light heavyweight title

Unbeaten Zsolt Erdei stopped American Danny Santiago in the eighth round Saturday to defend his WBO light heavyweight title for the seventh time.
The Hungarian (26-0) put Santiago on his back with a right hand 2 minutes into the round. Another hard right moments later staggered the American and the referee stopped the bout.
Santiago (29-3-1) was ranked 14th and considered an easy challenge for Erdei, who has had the title for three years.
Santiago won the first round, but was floored by a left hand with 20 seconds into the second. Erdei dominated from that point on.
"I would like to fight a big name in the U.S. next, or a unification fight," Erdei said. "But if keep my title another two, three years, that would be OK too."


Updated : 2021-04-10 20:41 GMT+08:00