Helenius vs. Sprott
Robert Stieglitz is the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super-Middleweight Champion. The 31-year old won against former titleholder Arthur Abraham in front of 7,000 fans at the GETEC-Arena in Magdeburg, Germany by TKO in round four. Abraham suffered a heavy swollen left eye caused by a big right hand in round two which subsequently lead to the early ending of the championship bout.
Stieglitz started the fight very aggressive, forcing his opponent to hide behind his defense, who followed his usual recipe of picking and choosing his shots. Although the challenger was more active, it was Abraham who landed the cleaner shots at the beginning. Round two painted the same picture. Continue reading
Stieglitz defeats Abraham; Groves KOs Barakat; Helenius oupoints Sprott; Ref saves Gerber; McMorrow beats Raoui
By Vladimir S: Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO’s) came out on fire tonight blasting away at WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-4, 28 KO’s) with punch after punch for the first three rounds, and it paid off by Stieglitz getting a 4th round TKO win after the fight was halted by the advice of the ringside doctor due to Abraham’s left eye closing on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Allemagne, Germany.
Stieglitz looked like he’d put on a lot of muscle and strength from the last time they fought in August of last year when Abraham was the bigger guy. Stieglitz just looked on fire out there. He took the fight to Abraham in a calculated risk that he’d be able to score a knockout before he gassed out and it definitely paid off as Abraham was stopped. Continue reading
All photos by Photo Wende — Here are the weigh in results from Magdeburg for tomorrow’s show at the GETEC-Arena, Magdeburg, Germany:
WBO Super Middleweight World Championship, 12 rounds:
Robert Stieglitz (Germany): 76.0 kg / 167.6 lbs
Arthur Abraham (Germany): 76.2 kg / 168.0 lbs
Heavyweight bout, 10 rounds:
Michael Sprott (Great Britain): 110.3 kg / 243.2 lbs
Robert Helenius (Finland): 108.3 kg / 238.8 lbs
WBO / WIBF Female Flyweight World Championship, 10 rounds:
Nadia Raoui (Germany): 49.8 kg / 109.8 lbs
Melissa McMorrow (USA): 50.2 kg / 110.7 lbs Continue reading
By Bill Phanco: Undefeated heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s) will be fighting this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout against Britain’s Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KO’s) in Helenius’ second fight of his comeback from a serious injury when they meet on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz 2 fight at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Continue reading
Is Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KOs) back to his best? March 23 is a big night for boxing fans all over the world. Current WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs) and Robert Stieglitz (43-3, 24 KOs) will meet for the second time within seven months after Abraham took Stieglitz´s title away from him back on August 25.
But the fans at the GETEC-Arena in Magdeburg, Germany, have another treat to look forward too, cause what would be a fight night without a matchup between some real heavyweights? Robert Helenius takes on Britain’s Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KOs) in only his second fight after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to an injury. Continue reading
By Michael Collins: Big unbeaten 6’6 ½” heavyweight Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s) will be facing high level journeyman Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on March 2nd in what may be a more competitive fight than what many boxing fans think at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany according to German boxen site x-boxen. Continue reading