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Chagaev outpoints Valuev to take heavyweight title

Updated: April 14, 2007, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Ruslan Chagaev outpointed Nikolai Valuev on Saturday to take the 7-foot Russian's WBA heavyweight title.

The loss was the first of Valuev's career. Instead of inching closer to Rocky Marciano's record of 49 fights at the start of a career without a loss, the 35-year-old Valuev dropped to 46-1 with one no-decision.

Chagaev, the 28-year-old Uzbekistan fighter who calls himself "White Tyson," had winning scores of 117-111 and 115-113 from two judges, and the third ...

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