Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. of Mexico won the World Boxing Council middleweight championship by beating Sebastian Zbik of Germany through a majority decision.
The two judges scored 115-113 and 116-112 respectively while the third judge scored the bout a 114-114 draw.
It was a boxing match between two undefeated fighters. Chavez jr. improves his record to 43 wins with no loss and 1 draw.
Zbik, in his first pro fight outside Europe, fell to 30-1. He had not fought since last July, when he took a unanimous decision over Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland at Hamburg.
Chavez plans to make the first defense of his crown against Argentina’s southpaw Sergio Gabriel Martinez, 47-2-2, in October at Las Vegas.