BERLIN (AP) — Russia's Nikolai Valuev won the WBA heavyweight championship Saturday night, using his left jab to outpoint American John Ruiz in a split decision.

Valuev regained the title he lost to Ruslan Chagaev and beat Ruiz for the second time.

Two of the judges scored it for Valuev, 116-113 and 116-111, while the third official gave the fight to Ruiz, 114-113.

The decision was not popular with everyone in the Max Schmeling arena in Berlin, with some of the crowd booing the outcome.