Found March 25, 2013 on
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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 fairly pummeled and whipped into submission, and that this alone was responsible for the stoppage. The assertion is so blatantly wrong that I wonder how many of the people making it actually bothered to watch the four rounds of the fight!
Stieglitz Turned Dirty
Credit: Team Sauerland
As I predicted, Abraham started the fight busier than is his usual want, no doubt more comfortable and familiar with Stieglitz after cleanly defeating him in their previous encounter. That was the limit of his adjustments for the rematch: getting busier sooner. Stieglitz's adjustments for Abraham, such as they were, wer...
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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...
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...
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.
If you were able to watch the first match you would have remembered the fight being close, but slightly in the favor of Arthur Abraham as he would be the victor. Arthur Abraham established the jab early and had Robert Stieglitz eye injured during the first bout. Stieglitz would try a late rally that ended [...]