Posted March 23, 2013 on
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Robert Stieglitz reclaimed his WBO super middleweight title from fellow German Arthur Abraham on a technical knockout after three rounds on Saturday.
Roared on by the crowd in his adopted hometown of Magdeburg, the Russian-born Stieglitz took the fight to the defending champion, opening a cut above Abraham's left eye in the second round and leaving it swollen shut by the end of the third.
The referee stepped in to end the bout before the fourth could begin after consulting with the ring doctor.
Stieglitz improves to 44-3 with 25 knockouts after claiming back the belt he lost to Abraham by unanimous decision in Berlin in August.
Abraham, who was born in Armenia but fights out of Berlin, drops to 36-4 (28 KOs).
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When I checked my boxing news on Sunday morning, I was shocked at the coverage of the Stieglitz vs. Abraham II outcome. True, Abraham losing by TKO4 was a surprising upset in a fight where virtually no one favored Robert Stieglitz, even though the latter German was fighting before his hometown crowd. Even so, what left me stunned was how the coverage made it sound as if Abraham was...
Robert Stieglitz reclaimed his WBO super middleweight title from fellow German Arthur Abraham on a technical knockout after three rounds on Saturday night.
Roared on by the crowd in his adopted hometown, the Russian-born Stieglitz took the fight to the defending champion from the start, opening a cut above Abraham's left eye in the second round and leaving it swollen shut by...
Former WBO champ 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 first fight from last summer. Stieglitz scored a shocking TKO victory...
The official pre-fight Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz weigh-ins were held this afternoon in Germany, as the duo prepare for their rematch, another super middleweight title fight. Right here, you'll find the complete Abraham vs. Stieglitz II weigh-in results, including the official weights, weigh-in photos and video, and more. Take a look.
Abraham vs. Stieglitz II...
Who knew Robert Stieglitz had this kind of animal in him? Saturday on Epix, the super middleweight got revenge on his hard-punching German countryman Arthur Abraham, reversing a competitive loss in their first meeting by storming out hard, hurting Abraham in the 2nd and closing his eye so badly that the referee and ring doctor didn't think it should continue after the 3rd.
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