NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany (AP) — Germany's Juergen Braehmer unanimously outpointed Marcus Oliveira to take the vacant WBA world light heavyweight title on Saturday night.
The judges scored it 115-112, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of the 35-year-old Braehmer, a former WBO champion, who withstood a late barrage from the previously undefeated American in the last round to claim his second world title.
The title had been vacant since Kazakhstan's Beibut Shumenov was declared the WBA's "super" world light heavyweight champion.
Braehmer improved to 42-2 (31 KOs), while the 34-year-old Oliveira dropped to 25-1-1, (20 KOs).
The fight had a late start following a disagreement over which boxer should enter the ring first. Oliveira promoter Don King insisted his fighter went second as he had a higher ranking than Braehmer.