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Robert Stieglitz Planning Full Title Run at 175-Pounds

By Luke Furman

Former WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (48-5-1, 28 KOs) is planning a full run at a world title at light heavyweight.

Stieglitz quietly returned to the ring on October 17th, when he tested the waters at 175, and stopped 6-1 fighter Robert Rosenberg in two rounds.

Back in July, Stieglitz met Arthur Abraham for the fourth time in their rivalry. Abraham closed the book on that series with a dominant six round stoppage.

Stieglitz's promoter, Ulf-Steinforth of SES, says the fighter could make a big impact at 175-pounds. He says Stieglitz was having difficulties in making the super middleweight limit of 168 for the Abraham bout.

"Robert is still a large figure on the scene," Steinforth told Jorg Lubrich. "Robert had major problems in maintaining his weight. The fight with the pounds had robbed him of a lot of his strength. At a higher limit, he won't has these problems."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-26-2015

Anyone else see Andre Wards ears prick up? 'What's that? Another washed up fighter out of his natural weight division, eureka it's Chad Dawson all over again, yes please!'

Comment by BostonGuy on 10-26-2015

Potential opponent for Andre Ward?

Comment by Bram on 10-26-2015

I think he should stick around at 168 and fight Abraham another 5-6 times. Why not???

Comment by //// on 10-26-2015

Nothing wrong with that. Won't be much of a title run but 168 is a wasteland right now. Better to see these guys pile into 175 and give it some extra depth.

Comment by giacomino on 10-26-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16169267]Jurgen Braehmer here we come[/QUOTE] Exactly what I thought. An aging super middleweight moving up who hasn't fought anyone at light heavyweight and isn't a big puncher is Sauerland's perfect title challenger. Braehmer is going to be a belt holder…

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