Advertisement
Advertisement

Stieglitz Stops Abraham To Avenge Loss, Regain Title

By Jake Donovan

Robert Stieglitz avenged last year's title loss to Arthur Abraham with an emphatic third round stoppage Saturday evening in Magdeberg, Germany.

Stieglitz was in control for the entire affair, capitalizing on Abraham's reputation as a slow starter by attacking him from the opening bell. Abraham never made the adjustment, suffering a rapidly swelling left eye in the second round which was completely closed by the end of the third.

Abraham was out on his feet at several points in the third, clinching when necessary but also resorting to dirty tactics. The transplanted Armenian was docked a point for rabbit punching, thus digging an even deeper hole on the scorecards after failing to win a single round.

Scoring became a moot point once Abraham was forced to quit on his stool as the fourth round was set to begin.

The official time was 0:02 of round four.

Both fighters now boast title winning efforts over the other in their respective hometowns. Stieglitz regains his title in front of a hometown crowd of over 8,000, seven months after losing his belt in Abraham's adopted hometown of Berlin.

The win is Stieglitz' second straight as he improves to 44-3 (25KO). Abraham snaps a four-fight win streak - all of which came in an incredible 2012 comeback campaign - as he falls to 36-4 (28KO). The fight marked the first stoppage loss of his 10-year career.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheSurgeonMDMPH on 03-24-2013

Wat would Teddy Atlas say? Here is a case of a bully being bullied. You can only feast on mediocre comp for so long with a stacked deck. Usually when he faces adversity, he is at home in germany. This…

Comment by fenixbb on 03-24-2013

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;13177472]Such an outcome would never happen again. The one eye was shut down completely in the second round already, thats the only reason how Stieglitz could get away with his bumrush tactic. He could have never fought that way for…

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 03-24-2013

Missed it but wow that was un expected.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-24-2013

Stunning. Not that Stieglitz won, as I had him winning the first fight, but the manner it was done. AA looks all but washed up. Last time he was out quite fast, by his standards, but this time he barely…

Comment by Weebler I on 03-24-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13177692]RS fought a typical Hatton fight, mauling, head of his opponents chest/shoulder, throw at will etc but the shot that cause the damage was a nice clean right hand, so no complaints here.[/QUOTE] I had no issue with the tactics,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (58)
Top Headlines Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else Amir Khan: I'll Fight Conor McGregor To Prove I'm a Real Man! Roach: If He's 100%, Pacquiao Would Destroy Floyd Mayweather! Joseph Diaz vs. Josh Warrington Clash Eyed By Golden Boy Dusty Harrison vs. Thomas 'Cornflake' Lamanna on Sept. 16 Lee Selby Will Have a Ringside Eye on Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Pacquiao Says Comeback is NOT About Money, But Passion Khan on Canelo: He Weighed 187 With Me - Fight Golovkin! Marlon Tapales To Receive Hero's Welcome For Title Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton: Ring the Damn Bell Amir Khan Aims For Danny Garcia Mandatory Shot in January Miguel Cotto Officially Passes on Marquez Over Weight Dispute Mikey Garcia: You're Going To See a Better Version of Me! Joseph Diaz: Liam Smith is a Very Tough Fight For Canelo Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Thomas Williams Size Up at Presser Carl Frampton: Everyone Expects Me To Lose, I'll Get The Upset! Dorticos To Shumenov: You Paper Champ, Stop Running Chicken Photos: Margarito, Alvarez Go Face To Face at Presser Video: Leo Santa Cruz Ready For War With Carl Frampton Amir Khan: Arum is Bitter, He's Scared To Do The Pacquiao Fight! Photos: Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Malignaggi, Garcia Workouts Photo: Kell Brook Embraces VADA Testing For Golovkin Shot Amnat Ruenroeng Vows To Get Olympic Gold For His Family Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement