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Can anyone who saw it explain the “Gerber saved by ref” comment?

Posted March 25, 2013 1:32 pm 

Swedish Boxing Fan

Arthur Abraham is A LOT BETTER then Felix Sturm and I am not a fan of both men but Abraham gave at least deserved respect. Sturm was all the years the paper champion so Abraham would take that clown out. How can any one say the opposite between them? Sturm did not wan’t anuthing to do with Abraham and finaly Abraham moved up to super middleweight becouse he could not get the best fights at Middleweight.

Posted March 25, 2013 12:46 pm 


The artilce’s writer doesnt seem to know a lot of that fight event’s fighters.Stieglitz is famous for his legendary stamina.He may have a lot of flaws,but nobody has ever doubted his stamina.Whats more Stieglitz isnt known for his ko power.Therefore Stieglitz’s strategy was NOT to knock AA out but to win more rounds than his opponent-clearly as he was the underdog and challenger.

Neither do I think that Helenius is something special at all,but his coach wanted him to go the full route with Sprott who is a durable and decent heavy.Besides the scandinavian still has problems with his right hand as could be seen in his encounter with the Brit.

Posted March 24, 2013 8:11 pm 


You’ve got the LOSERS. I’ll take the WINNERS.

Posted March 24, 2013 4:35 pm 



Posted March 24, 2013 11:50 am 


Stieglitz fought the best way he could but Abraham looked unfit and unmotivated throughout the fight

Posted March 24, 2013 10:30 am 

Bo Bo Olson

Helenius impressed me tonight with his jab….had to jab, had hurt his right hand in sparing, hurt it again early in the fight. Didn’t really use it at all the last few rounds of the fight. The writer didn’t know that; not being a German speaker. Trainer wanted to have Helenius work through the pain. Helenius decided to really learn to jab instead. Right after the fight he told his trainer, they would have to wrap his hand differently. So in the interview he’s holding his right hand with his left. Pretty good for a one armed fighter. It was his shoulder that he’d ruined by falling down running…then it looks like he did something wrong in sparing hurting/spraining his right wrist. …… Stieglitz was in the middle of a messy divorce for the last fight. That was the workahollic I expected in the first fight. I’d like to see a better angle on that punch to the eye….it looked like a thumbing to me. That is the only time an eye swells shut inside a round and a bit….thumbing and a head banging that was Abraham’s fault. Stieglitz had a dammed good fight. Abraham always counts on his power, this time he only stuck his head out of his shell for 30 seconds in the second. He expected to start coming on in the 5th. Even so, he’d been too late. Stieglitz always got shat on by folks on the com, that seldom saw him fight, and didn’t like him because he was not a KO artist. I living in Germany always thought him a good fighter…perhaps not the best but one that could fight the best. Tonight he upped his game.

Posted March 24, 2013 9:17 am 



Posted March 24, 2013 8:27 am 

Swedish Boxing Fan

I must say that Robert Helenius is a promising contender but he have not been impressive in his 2 latest fights aginst Sherman Williams and now Michael Sprott. If Helewnius don’t reinvent himself more he will never b ecome much better than this. Just let him Wladimir Klitschko for the title and have it over with it.

Posted March 24, 2013 7:03 am 


That performance from Steiglitz was excellent, that’s how to rip a champions belt from him, in style.

Posted March 24, 2013 5:43 am 


Time to develop some upper-body movement otherwise HEllenius is going to get hurt soon.

Posted March 24, 2013 3:44 am 


To be honest, I think Hellenius’ is gowing down the rankings. On that performance, Fury would have an easy time with him and the K-boys would easily beat him. I cant believe how stantionary and upright Helenius is and becuase of this he is so easy to hit.

Posted March 24, 2013 3:43 am 

Washed up

Helenius was always a bit of a headlights fighter and always lacked good command of his height, However he made up for that with a very good chin and a very very powerful right hand. This modern version of Helenius is just plain awful. If this Helenius fought Sam Peter he would be dominated. Hell Helenius was dominated in that fight up until Peter gassed and he HAD the power to stop him. He’s done. If you go from koing Brewster and Peter to not being able to do anything against Williams and Sprott then you’re DONE. Stieglitz just went all out tonight. Extremely impressive. Abraham’s always been an excellent but somewhat unusual fighter in terms of his style and defence.

Posted March 24, 2013 2:59 am 


Sauerland is not going to take this. Watch Stieglitz all of a sudden being tested positive or something.

Posted March 23, 2013 10:34 pm 


Stieglitz went for it, lose on points or win, he would of gassed around the 6th round and lost, but he got Abraham out of there, well done.

Posted March 23, 2013 10:10 pm 


Box Smart ……….”old man” Brewster was still good enough to beat Sprott…….so having seen the Helenius lack lustre fight “comeback” fight against Sherman Williams.
I think Helenius did catch a rich vein of form when he ko’ed the 3 ex champs, and he did possess genuine power……..but since his injuries Helenius seems to have his weapons stripped from him……..and defence was never Helenius’s forte.
So a Helenius without his weapon is just a tall mediocre fighter…….but that said though I suspect even a mediocre Helenius could give Fury a run for his money.

Posted March 23, 2013 10:05 pm 


erick morales fought 11 rounds with one oye againts maidana ,AA just didnt want to continue ,after the swollen eye ,he lookes like a lost man

Posted March 23, 2013 9:47 pm 

Ben Hill

Stieglitz looks on PED, no?

Posted March 23, 2013 9:01 pm 


Helenius’ performance was one of least inspired I’ve witnessed in a while. Until he shows some really fire he deserves nothing but the Sprott’s of the division.

As for Abraham, he’s a classic example of staying in the division you’re best suited for, which for Abraham is 160. 168 has been a disaster for him. Those added 8 pounds have turned him from a bully [at 160], to a punching bag [at 168]. Go back to 160, Arthur! Or continue to just be an opponent, and never a real contender.

Posted March 23, 2013 8:47 pm 

Mick the Marmalizer

I really hope George Groves don’t go down the Micky Mouse WBO road for a so called World title. Given another year + half a dozen fights he could be ready to challenge Andre Ward for the genuine article!

Posted March 23, 2013 8:21 pm 


Just saw the fight Abraham – Stieglitz. What a poor performance from Abraham! I thought he learned his lesson, judging how he fought the last time against Stieglitz. This time he fought uninspired, phlegmatic and … well, he did not fight at all actually.
Maybe he didn’t excepted Stieglitz come out strong, maybe he thought it would be easier. The question is: where does he go from here?

Posted March 23, 2013 8:10 pm 


AA was a very good middleweight. 5 years ago him and pavlik would have been awesome. arum did not let it happen! how much $ does an old jew/arum/duva or a don king need? I guess it was always like this.

Posted March 23, 2013 8:07 pm 


Beating Michael Sprott puts you on course for a heavyweight title shot now does it? What has the world come to?

Posted March 23, 2013 7:39 pm 


But to make it clear, I rate Froch definitely higher than Stieglitz. Would be a good fight, with Froch winning another title, though.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:54 pm 


Stieglitz did it the Froch way: lots of pressure, bullying Abraham into submission. That’s the way to do it.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:53 pm 


Abraham and Stieglitz want a third fight. It’s 1 all now. Abraham is blind on the eye, totally swollen. He talked like a beaten man. I think he should take two easier fights before going in the ring vs. Stieglitz again because he sounds like he’s doubting himself. We’ll see.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:52 pm 


The headline says “ref saves Gerber” but no mention of how. Was a knockdown ruled a slip?

Posted March 23, 2013 6:46 pm 


lenin…Whats the reaction after that like

Posted March 23, 2013 6:46 pm 


Stieglitz came out all blazing great fight can’t wait to see huck vs ola afolabi

Posted March 23, 2013 6:45 pm 


Arthurs right eye is swollen, fight’s over. Abraham loses by TKO before the start of the 4th round.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:40 pm 


Round 3: Stieglitz almost shuts out Abraham for the full 3 minutes. Abraham gets a point reduction for hittzing Stieglitz on the back of his head multiple time. Stieglitz used his heads as a third fist, but no point reduction there.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:39 pm 


Round 2: WOW, FIREWORKS! After 2 Minutes, Stieglitz was in trouble. But he turned it around and put lots of pressure on Abraham by the end of the round. Great round!

Posted March 23, 2013 6:35 pm 


Round 1 to Stieglitz for being MUCH more aggressive and active. Abraham almost completely behind his earmuffs.

Posted March 23, 2013 6:30 pm 


yeah Helenius has never done anything to really impress me. Not saying he is bad he done a decent job on sprott tonight but he for someone ranked#1 by the WBO he needs more. Got caught easy tonight. Will have a long wait for a title shot though as the WBA then the IBF have there #1 guys out first in Povetkin and Pulev for wlad to tackle

Posted March 23, 2013 6:10 pm 


Helenius looks poor … so easy to hit

Posted March 23, 2013 5:37 pm 

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Posted March 23, 2013 2:21 pm 

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Stieglitz defeats Abraham; Groves KOs Barakat; Helenius oupoints Sprott; Ref saves Gerber; McMorrow beats Raoui

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