SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced today that the win of the Supermiddleweight champion Robert Stieglitz over Yuzo Kiyota on July 13 in Germany has been change from Technical Decision to TKO after an examination of the fight video. Continue reading
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (45-3, 25 KO’s) had too much kill and too much firepower for his outclassed opponent Yuzo Kiyota (23-4-1, 21 KO’s) in defeating him by a 10th round technical decision tonight at the Energie Verbund-Arena, in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany. The fight went to the scorecards following the 10th when Kiyota was cut over his left eye from a clash of heads. The judges scored the fight 99-90, 100-89, 99-90, all for Stieglitz. Continue reading
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO’s) will be making a title defense tonight against Japan’s Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KO’s) at the Energie Verbund-Arena in Dresden, Germany. Continue reading
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO’s) is opting to take an easy first title defense against unknown, untested #10 WBO, Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KO’s) this Saturday night, July 13th at the Energie Verbund-Arena, in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany. Continue reading
WBO ANNOUNCES REFEREES AND JUDGES FOR THIS SATURDAY, JULY 13, WORLD TITLE BOUTS, IN GERMANY AND PHILIPPINES
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, July 13, in the world title fights to be held in Germany and Philippines. Continue reading
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
Photo: Bret Newton, by Librado Andrade:
I wanted to send you my sincere congratulations for your very impressive TKO victory over Arthur Abraham on Saturday in Germany. You dominated Abraham with your power and skill, you rightly deserve to be the WBO Super Middleweight Championship of the World. I am sure it feels great to exact revenge for the loss you suffered to Abraham last year. I would like to offer you yet another chance to avenge a loss.
It was exactly 5 years ago almost to the day that I defeated you in California in an IBF Super Middleweight title eliminator. Like you did with Arthur today, I dominated that fight against you before the referee stopped the fight in round 8. I am sure that loss has always haunted you and I would like to offer you a chance for revenge. Continue reading
NEW YORK (March 23, 2013) — World championship boxing returned to EPIX today in a BIG way. Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight champion ROBERT STIEGLITZ (44-3, 25 KOs), a Russian native who fights out of Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, regained his world title by avenging his title loss to two-division world champion “King” ARTHUR ABRAHAM (36-4, 28 KOs), a native of Armenia who lives in Berlin, in a rematch of their “Fight of The Year”-contender of last summer.
Abraham-Stieglitz II was televised live ringside to the U.S. from GTEC Arena in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX also streamed the fights live on EpixHD.com and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans. Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: You’ve got to give Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO’s) a ton of credit tonight for putting together the perfect game plan to stop WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-4, 28 KO’s) in the 4th round in Magdeburg, Germany. Stieglitz’s plan was a simple one. Come out fast and overwhelm Abraham’s turtle shell defense with punches in the first part of the fight.
It worked out perfectly, as Abraham ended up being stopped from a badly swollen left eye after the 3rd round had ended. Abraham’s habit of just covering up in his turtle shell defense to save energy for the later rounds ended up backfiring on him. Continue reading
(Photo Wende) By Vladimir S: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KO’s) and Robert Stieglitz (43-3, 24 KO’s) will be doing it again tonight in a rematch at the GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Abraham defeated Stieglitz last August by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 115-113, but the German public loved the fight and saw it as a competitive one.
It really wasn’t all that competitive from what I saw. It was one-sided except in the rounds where Abraham, who major stamina problems, needed to take rounds off to rest. When Abraham wasn’t resting, he was winning easily, and it’s hard to get excited about fight that really won’t likely be a competitive one in the true sense.
This fight does give Abraham a chance to hold onto his WBO title for a little while longer than he normally would, because as soon as he faces his #1 WBO challenger George Groves, Abraham can pretty much kiss goodbye his WBO title because he’s going to lose that fight unless he knocks Groves out or is given a controversial win. Continue reading