Date: 7th February 2009
Venue: Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Title: WBA World Super-lightweight Title
Promoted by: Universum Box-Promotion
Tv: ZDF, HBO
( 30 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 139 3/4 lbs
( 25 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 140 lbs
Having won the WBA World Super-lightweight title from Welshman Gavin Rees and defended it in his home country Ukraine against Japanese fighter Norio Kimura, Andres Kotelnik then made the second defence of his title against the unbeaten Argentinian contender Marcos Maidana (25-0-0) in Germany.
The fight ended in a split decision win for the champion.
Scores: Jean-Louis Legland 115-114 | Gustavo Padilla 113-115 | Paul Thomas 115-113.
Kotelnik would lose the title in his next defence to Amir Khan in Manchester, England.