Zsolt Erdei Ultimate Highlight

Zsolt Erdei (born May 31, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian pugilist in the light heavyweight division. He possessed the former WBC cruiserweight champion belt and he was WBO light heavyweight champion. He is the first Hungarian to win a world title in two weight divisions.

Erdei boxed at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the middleweight division.

Amateur Highlights

1997 World Champion in Budapest
1998 and 2000 European Champion
Representing Hungary, won the Middleweight bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney
Amateur Record: 212-20

1996 Olympic Results
Defeated Juan Pablo Lopez (Mexico) RSC 3 (2:20)
Lost to Malik Beyleroğlu (Turkey) 8-9

2000 Olympic Results - Boxed as a Middleweight (75 kg)
Defeated Vladislav Vizilter (Kyrgyzstan) RSC-3
Defeated Alexander Zubrikhin (Ukraine) 14-9
Lost to Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov (Russia) 16-24


Erdei won the WBO light heavyweight title from Julio César González by unanimous decision on January 17, 2004. Since then, Erdei has successfully defended the title eleven times. On November 13, 2009 he relinquished his WBO light heavyweight title and moved up to cruiserweight. Erdei defeated Giacobbe Fragomeni on November 21, 2009 for the WBC cruiserweight title. Most of Erdei's matches during his professsional career were promoted by Universum boxing, and mostly in Europe. In 2011 Erdei feeling sidelined at Universum, decided to have more matches in the USA and fought Samson Onyango and Byron Mitchell as his first opponents there. The Byron fight which was set up by Lou di Bella ended with Erdei knocking Byron out in the 6th round (TKO). Erdei's next match is likely against Bernard Hopkins for a title fight.