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Self-taught Arslan beats up on Wilson to defend cruiserweight title

Updated: May 4, 2008, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Firat Arslan earned a convincing decision against American Darnell Wilson in the first defense of his WBA cruiserweight title on Saturday.

The German pressed the fight from the opening seconds, hitting Wilson with regularity from the second round when a left hook sent the American to the ropes.

All three judges score the fight 117-111.

The best round for Wilson (23-7-3, 20 KOs) was the seventh when he picked up the pace, catching the German several times ...

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