Sidorenko retains WBA title against Cordoba with draw

Updated: March 19, 2007, 1:02 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Ukrainian Wladimir Sidorenko retained the WBA bantamweight title Saturday, drawing with Panama's Ricardo Cordoba.

One judge ruled the fight 117-111 for Sidorenko, making his fourth defense, while two called it 114-114. The draw was a repeat of a fight last March in Hamburg with the title on the line.

Sidorenko is 19-0-2, while Cordoba is 29-1-2.

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