(Picture: Sebastian Heger) Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) regained the WBO Super Middleweight title with a split decision victory over Robert Stieglitz (46-4, 26 KOs) tonight in Magdeburg.
Abraham looked close to forcing the stoppage, dropping the defending champion in the final round. However Stieglitz was able to hold on and take the fight to the judges’ scorecards.
The judges scored the fight 114-111, 115-110, and 112-113 in favor of ‘’The King’’, who avenged the loss he suffered to Stieglitz last year and became a world champion for a third time.
Abraham will return to action on May 31st, when he will make the first defense of his newly won title. The opponent and venue will be announced shortly. Continue reading
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-4, 26 KO’s) failed to pace himself tonight in running out of gas in the 2nd part of his rubber match against Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KO’s) in losing a 12 round split decision at the GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Stieglitz unloaded everything but the kitchen sink on Abraham in the first four rounds of action going for broke to get a stoppage. But when Abraham was still there after the 4th round, Stieglitz had no answers in what to do to try and win the fight.
Abraham knocked Stieglitz down in the 12th round. Before the knockdown, Stieglitz had been wobbled from a right hand from Abraham. It looked like for a second there that he might make it out of the round without going down, but Stieglitz took another big shot and that caused him to hit the canvas. Continue reading
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KO’s) made weight today in coming in at 168 lbs on the dot for his title defense on Saturday against the 34-year-old Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KO’s) at the GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Abraham, 34, also weighed in at 168 lbs. If Abraham looks as feeble and clueless as he did in losing to Stieglitz last year, then you can count on Abraham getting whipped again.
Abraham let Stieglitz bombard him for three rounds in their 2nd fight until the bout was halted in the 4th. From what I could see, Abraham didn’t look mentally into the fight. Even if the bout had been allowed to continue on, it was clear that he was going to lose. Abraham looked like someone that didn’t want to fight anymore. Continue reading
34-year-old former two division world champion Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KO’s) will have his career on the line this Saturday night in his rubber match against WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KO’s) at the GETEC Arena, in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
Abraham took a beating the last time he fought Stieglitz last year in March in Germany. Stieglitz didn’t do much to win the fight other than throw massive amounts of punches for three rounds until Abraham couldn’t continue due to a badly swollen eye in the 4th round. No secret: Abraham never learned to counter punch or to try and catch his opponents off guard after they’ve committed to a punch. Stieglitz used a primitive but highly effective attack-oriented style to get the better of him last year. It was like watching Aaron Pryor fight. Stieglitz didn’t take any breather’s from his bombardment of Abraham, and he punished him badly with head shots. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, March 1st, in the world title defenses of the champions Orlando “Siri” Salido, Ricky Burns and Robert Stieglitz, to be held in United States, Scotland and Germany, respectively.
At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBO featherweight champion Siri Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs), will make the first defense of the belt he won last October with a knockout victory over Orlando Cruz, when he faces multiple Olympic and World Medalist in amateur boxing, Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KOs), who is looking to make history by becoming world champion in only his second professional fight. The referee for this bout is Laurence Cole. Continue reading
Ulf Steinforth has won the Stieglitz-Abraham purse bid ($3,135,000 USD). Fight will take place on March 1 in Magdeburg, Leipzig or Dresden. According to Promoter Sauerland, Robert Stieglitz will earn USD 2.3m to defend against Abraham – a record purse for him!
Results from Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany:
Robert Stiegltiz W 12 Isaac Ekpo
Manuel Charr W 6 Denis Bakhtov
Dominic Bösel W 10 Mirko Ricci
Jan Zaveck W 8 Sebastien Allais
Steffen Sparborth Lost KO 6 Deniz Ilbay Continue reading
Weigh-In Results from Leipzig, Germany
Robert Stieglitz (76,1 kg) vs. Isaac Ekpo (74,6 kg)
Manuel Charr (110,0 kg) vs. Denis Bakhtov (102,6 kg)
Dominic Bösel (79,1 kg) vs. Mirko Ricci (79,0 kg)
Jan Zaveck (66,4 kg) vs. Sebastian Allais (66,4 kg)
Dario Bredicean (77,8 kg) vs. Egidijus Kakstys (79,3 kg)
Tom Schwarz (104,8 kg) vs. Pavlo Nechyporenko (97,4 kg)
Steffen Sparborth (66,4 kg) vs. Deniz Ilbay (66,6 kg)
Tom Pahlmann (90,7 kg) vs. Olegs Lopajevs (87,5 kg)
All photos (c) SES Boxing / Peter Gercke
TV: SAT.1 live 22:20 Uhr German Time Continue reading
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Title: WBO Super Middleweight Championship
Location: Messehalle, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Promoter: Ulf Steinforth (Sport Events Steinforth) Continue reading
Isaac Ekpo fired up for WBO Super Middleweight world title fight October 19 against Robert Stieglitz
Ghana based Nigerian slugger, Isaac Ekpo is expressing delight at landing a shot at the WBO Super Middleweight title but has quickly got down to fervent training ahead of his big night against incumbent champion, Russian born German, Robert Stieglitz on October 19 at the Messehalle, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.
Ekpo, 22-1, 16 KOs, managed by the Ghana based syndicate, Landmarks Promotions and Management is excited at chance to realize the childhood dream of following in the footsteps of Nigeria’s greatest boxers by becoming a world champion. He has vowed to put up his best in the bid to successfully wrestle away the world title when he steps into the ring in Germany.
But 30 year old Ekpo, nicknamed Grenade is not getting ahead of himself, acknowledging the huge task facing him against the experienced Stieglitz (45-3, 26 KOs) in what will also be the first fight outside Africa for the Nigerian who has fought all over West Africa. Continue reading