Advertisement
Advertisement

Zbik Decisions Spada Again, Stieglitz Beats Gutknecht

By Mark Vester

At the Bordelandhalle in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, WBC interim-middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (29-0, 10 KOs) pulled out a twelve round unanimous decision over Domenico Spada (30-3, 15 KOs) in their rematch. The scores were 117-110, 116-111 and 116-111.

Last year's fight had Zbik winning a close unanimous decision with scores of 115-114 on all three cards. Some thought Spada may have been robbed. There was no dispute in Saturday's rematch. Zbik's boxing ability, speed and accurate punching dominated most of the action with Spada being overwhelmed a bit in the second half.

In the co-feature, Robert Stieglitz (38-2, 23 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Eduard Gutknecht (18-1, 7 KOs) to retain the WBO super middleweight title. The scores were 119-108, 117-111 and 117-110. Stieglitz was too strong for Gutknecht, who tried to fight fire with fire in the early rounds. As the fight played out, Stieglitz's power took over and it began to wear the challenger down. Stieglitz tried to push for a knockout in the championship rounds, but Gutknecht was very durable.

On the undercard, cruiserweight prospect and 2008 Olympic gold medal winner Rakhim Chakhkiev (4-0, 4 KOs) stopped Rene Huebner (25-16-2, 11 KOs) in the fifth round.

Flyweight prospect Pal Bedak (6-0, 4 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Edgar Jimenez (8-3-1, 6 KOs). The scores were 59-55, 59-55, 59-55.

Cruiserweight contender Mateusz Masternak (19-0, 14 KOs) stopped Marco Heinichen (11-23-2, 6 KOs) in two rounds.

Featherweight prospect Marcel Meyerdiercks (16-0, 5 KOs) dominated Emiliano Salvini (13-11-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds to win a unanimous decision. The scores were 98-92, 98-92 and 98-93.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 04-18-2010

It's a joke to call Zbik-Spada a title fight. Anyone who watched Martinez-Pavlik would see neither Zbik nor Spada would be anything more than sparing partners to a real champion

Comment by Tiozzo on 04-17-2010

If both Pavlik and Bute win their bouts tonight, I hope Pavlik will fight Williams and I would like to see Bute against Stieglitz. It is unlikely since Bute is now a HBO fighter and that Robert isn't well known…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement