Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14

BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 03: Marco Huck of Germany celebrates after the winning cruiserweight fight between Marco Huck and Ruediger May on September 3, 2005 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Alexander Povetkin did just enough to earn a points decision over Marco Huck to retain his WBA heavyweight title on Saturday. Huck, the WBO cruiserweight champion, had the undefeated 32-year-old Povetkin staggering back against the ropes in the fourth and seventh rounds, but the German was unable to deliver the telling blow. Belgian judge Philippe Verbeke called it a draw, 114-114, but England's John Coyle and South Africa's Stanley Christodoulou awarded it 116-113 and 116-112 respectively to the defending champion. The decision was greeted by a chorus of boos at Porsche Arena, as Huck claimed victory over his nine-kilogram(20-pound)-heavier opponent. ''He couldn't stand anymore and he's been judged champion,'' Huck said. ''The guy couldn't stand.'' Povetkin was standing after making his second defense of the title, but appeared exhausted after an engaging bout. ''I underestimated him,'' said Povetkin, who improved his record to 23-0 (16 KOs). ''Perhaps I didn't take this figh...
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