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Stieglitz's Victory Over Kiyota Changed To a TKO Win

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced today that the win of the super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz over Yuzo Kiyota on July 13 in Germany has been change from a Technical Decision to a TKO after an examination of the fight video.

Stieglitz (45-3, 26 KOs) beat Kiyota (23-4-1, 21 KOs) by a Technical decision last July 13 at :40 seconds of the tenth round when the referee Celestino Ramirez determined that the cuts on Kiyota were caused by an accidental headbutt and due to he was bleeding badly, the fight went to the scorecards. The result were 100-89 (Alejandro Lopez Cid), 99-90 (Terry O’Connor) and 99-90 (Ingo Barrabas), all for Stieglitz.

But after an examination of the video by the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB) and its President Thomas Puetz, was determined that it was not an accidental headbutt and turned the result to the 10 round TKO victory for Stieglitz. The determination was accepted by the WBO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13579924]This is who George Groves should be fighting...[/QUOTE] Yep. I'd prefer that match to Groves-Froch.

Comment by teddycanyon on 07-22-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13579924]This is who George Groves should be fighting...[/QUOTE] yeah, and he's #1 contender for that title too so there would be no problems as far as the sanctioning bodies go. you have to wonder why Eddie Hearn didn't just let…

Comment by Bodyshot3 on 07-22-2013

Agreed Yoz.

Comment by yoz on 07-22-2013

This is who George Groves should be fighting...

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