Huck retains WBO title over Lebedev

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BERLIN - Marco Huck retained his WBO cruiserweight title with a split decision victory Saturday over Denis Lebedev.

Huck (31-1) improved to 5-0 in his title defenses since capturing the belt last year, winning two cards by 115-113 scores.

Lebedev (21-1) won on the other card, 116-112.

Huck, 26, has won 12 straight matches, including a fifth-round TKO over Matt Godfrey on August 21.

Lebedev came into the bout undefeated and earned a title match appearance with a second-round KO of Alexander Alexeev on July 17.


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