On June 4, SES Boxing will return to the open air floating stage at Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany with not one, but two clashes between unbeaten heavyweights. 

Headlining will be WBO Youth heavyweight champion Tom Schwarz (16-0, 11 KOs) in his second defense against Dennis Lewandowski (9-0, 4 KOs). 

In the co-feature, heavyweight Agit Kabayel (14-0, 11 KOs) meets Christian Lewandowski (9-0, 9 KOs), brother of main eventer Dennis Lewandowski.


WBO File Photo:  Left to right:  Koko Kovács, Hedi Taouab, Paco Valcarcel, Leon Panoncillo Jr.

Elite matchmaker Hedi Taouab has passed away after a long illness. A legend in boxing circles, Hedi worked with Universum Box-Promotion and later SES Boxing. He was well-known for decades throughout the world for his enormous personality. The entire team of SES Boxing, in particular Ulf and Peggy Steinforth, are deeply affected by his passing.

“For our athletes and trainers, as a ‘matchmaker’ he put together many big fights, title opportunities and world championships,” said SES in a statement “For SES Boxing, he was one of the key people behind the scenes. His expertise and negotiating skills with promoters, managers and the national and international associations was undisputed and ‘hard,’ but always fair. He leaves a large void in the sport of boxing and will be irreplaceable for many boxers, trainers, managers, and promoters in the world.

“SES Boxing mourns alongside his family in Koblenz. Our sympathies go to all boxers and trainers, for he was an “uncle” to all of us. We in Magdeburg will never forget him. So long “Uncle!”


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Unbeaten WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (20-0, 7 KOs) will take on Balazs Kelemen (24-1, 13 KOs) from Hungary on January 23 at the new Erdgas Arena in Halle/Saale, Germany. Bösel will be defending his WBO Inter-Continental belt. 80% of the tickets have already been sold within six days of going on sale. The WBO world champion in that division is Sergey Kovalev.

SES Boxing is starting the year off fast with two fight cards in the first three weeks of 2016.


SES Boxing has a fight card on Saturday at the Sparkassen-Arena in Jena, Germany. In the main event, WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (18-0, 6 KOs) meets Norbert Dabrowski (17-2, 6 KOs) in an MDR-televised clash for the WBO Intercontinental belt. Here are the highlights from the press conference at the legendary Zeiss Planetarium.
Dominic Boesel: “Basically I like to box at such short intervals. It’s the only way to get to the top, The media hype is currently no distraction, it motivates me positively. We have studied Dabrowski extensively. I know all about him. We both want to win, but I’ll be the winner.”
Norbert Dabrowski: “We have a strategy to win. I rely on my technique and I’m pleased that Dominic is also a technician. In the ring, you’ll see who is better. I have come to take advantage of this great opportunity and win!”
Also WBO female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (17-0, 8 KOs) faces Kali Reis (7-3-1, 3 KOs).
Christina Hammer: “With the fight postponement, I’ve been preparing for a long time. I had to almost do everything twice. But doesn’t hurt, it’s just annoying. Kali Reis comes forward, is aggressive, wants to dominate. She will not succeed with me. I’m better. I’m the number 1!”
Kali Reis: “She is the “queen” in the middleweight division, the world champion – I respect that. But Saturday night I’m going to show her and I’ll get her crown.”
The SES-Box-Gala will be broadcasted live on MDR/ Germany
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SES Boxing will present its milestone 100th boxing event on Saturday at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. The show will also mark the 15th anniversary for SES Boxing. The main event features a clash between unbeaten light heavyweights as WBO #4 Dominic Boesel (17-0, 6 KOs) takes on Timy “Albanian Bomber” Shala (19-0-1, 8 KOs).

Dominic Boesel: I see my advantages. But it’s clear, one of us will lose the aura of invincibility on Saturday!

Timy Shala: It’s a difficult task to defeat him, but I’ve come to Magdeburg to win!

In other action, unbeaten welterweight Felix Lamm (9-0-1, 3 KOs) meets Philipp Schuster (21-2-1, 15 KOs), son of famed German trainer Uwe Schuster. Also, in a generational clash, 38-year-old cruiserweight Kai Kurzawa (35-4, 24 KOs) faces 22-year-old Dennis Ronert (23-0, 16 KOs).

SES Promoter Ulf Steinforth stated, “15 Years of SES Boxing are difficult to reproduce in a movie, but with our “retrospective film” we wanted before all to show that the future will offer continuity and quality. I’m proud of my whole team and we’re optimistic about the future. Our 100th event stands with our great events and achievements. Especially since at this anniversary boxing gala none of our boxers are older than 25. This is our signal for German boxing.”

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SES Boxing will present its milestone 100th boxing event on March 7 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. The show will also mark the 15th anniversary for SES Boxing, as well herald the arrival of a new TV deal with the MDR network. SES is also working with SAT.1.

The card will feature three title fights, topped by world champion Christina Hammer and WBO Inter-Continental champion Dominic Boesel. Also IBF junior world cruiserweight champion Dennis Ronert will defend his belt. Team Germany fighters Tom Schwarz, Moritz Stahl, Domenic von Chrzanowski, Tom Pahlmann and Felix Lamm will also see action. Opponents will be named.

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Date: Saturday,  March 1, 2014

WBO Super Middleweight Championship

Location:  Magdeburg, Leipzig or Dresden, Germany

Promoter: SES Boxing; Sport Events Steinforth 

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Genaro Rodriguez

Judges:  Michael Pernick (112-113); Clark Sammartino (114-111); Paul Thomas (115-110)

Result:  Arthur Abraham regained the WBO Super Middleweight title beating Robert Stieglitz via split decision.


Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2013

Title:  WBO Super Middleweight Championship

Location:  Messehalle, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany

Promoter: Ulf Steinforth (Sport Events Steinforth)

Supervisor:   Marcus Aslani

Referee:    Eddie Cotton

Judges:    Waleska Roldan (118-110); Andre Van Grootenbruel (118-110), Frank Michael Maass (119-109)

Results:    Robert Stieglitz retained WBO Super Middleweight Title by unanimous decision against Isaac Ekpo.



Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO super middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (45-3-0, 26 KOs) will defend his title against #7 rated Isaac Ekpo (22-1, 16 KOs) of Nigeria on October 19 at the Messe Halle in Leipzig, Germany. The card will also feature a clash between IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane (29-2, 20 KOs) and Spaniard Silvio Olteanu (14-6-1, 6 KOs) plus WBO Youth jr welterweight beltholder and leader of SES Boxing’s “Team Germany” Dominic Boesel (12-0, 4 KOs) will take on Italian Mirko Ricci (10-1, 4 KOs).

“This is my last title defense of the year,” said Steiglitz at today’s press conference. “Leipzig is a special city for me. It’s not far from Magdeburg and I have a lot of fans…we did preliminary analysis of the challenger Isaac Ekpo. He’s aggressive and muscular. I’ve been working a lot with my legs and speed. My Teammate Jan Zaveck invited me to spend two weeks at a training camp in Ptuj, Slovenia.”

Regarding his WBO mandated defense third fight against Arthur Abraham, Stieglitz stated, “That’s quite normal and I’m happy about it. As world champion I must box everyone anyway.”

Trainer Dirk Dzemski added “I’m very pleased with Robert this year, especially that he came away without injury from the fight against Kiyota. Now comes the hot and stressful phaseof the preparation, the training camp in Slovenia. One thing is certain, it will only be a vacation for me (grins). Isaac Ekpo is hungry, can hit hard – this will be an exciting thing that you must take very seriously.”

SES promoter Ulf Steinforth stated: “Leipzig is something special. We’ve had the city on our list and now we bring the best of what we have. We anticipate 6,000 spectators and with the new seating system, we can expand capacity quickly. The next fight against Ekpo is difficult enough for Robert. Ekpo is the current #7 in the world rankings. That’s why we can’t make any further plans. Dominic is a worthy captain of Team Germany. That a competition is emerging within Team Germany is, of course, good. We’ve proved that there are very talented young boxers and it’s fun to promote and to see them. Robert is currently the boxer with the most fights, a true role model, a mentor for Team Germany, which is what I’m most proud of. In Leipzig we’ll have Team Germany, Jan Zaveck and the newly added IBF flyweight championship completing the card. Out of eight fights we will have four title fights.”

Ticket sales will start at the end of the week.


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A press conference was held Monday for Saturday’s big SES Boxing world championship boxing card at the Energy Verbund Arena in Dresden, Germany. WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz defends his title against Yuzo Kiyota in the main event. Kiyota wore a surgical mask the entire time.

Robert Stieglitz: In the last fight in Dresden, the audience was great, so it’s like boxing at home here. I’ve had a look at the last fights of Yuzo Kiyota. He boxes aggressively, goes forward and is physically strong. On Saturday I must once again call on what I can do.

Stieglitz’ trainer Dirk Dzemski: Up to now I only know Yuzo Kiyota from videos. He’s a strong kid. Robert must validate his performance from March (against Arthur Abraham).

Yuzo Kiyota: It’s common for Japanese athletes to protect themselves from infection. That’s why I wear the mask. Robert Stieglitz boxes very fast. He’s a good fighter. I want to win this fight with a knockout.

The card also features two-division female champion Christina Hammer once again at middleweight defending her WBO and WBF titles, middleweight Lukas Konecny defending the WBO European belt, and German heavyweight champion Michael Wallisch defending against Alexander Kahl. In addition, recent light heavyweight world title challenger Robin Krasniqi and Axel Shulz’ super middleweight discovery Dario Bredicean will see action.

Robin Krasniqi: I have taken a lot of experience out of the world title fight against Nathan Cleverly. I was very sad about the defeat, but I’m a fighter and I’ll show it.

Lucas Koncny: It’s nice to box in Dresden. This is ideal for my Czech fans.

Michael Wallisch: I learned to box almost around the corner in Chemnitz. I have a lot of friends in Dresden. It’s like a second home for me. It is important to fight for the German championship. Finally it should be clarified by the German heavyweights who is the best.

Promoter Ulf Steinforth: SES has at the moment the best boxing there is. In 2010, [our card in] Dresden was the birth for the deal with SAT.1. So, naturally there was no question that the new run should start in Dresden. I’m happy about all the fights on Saturday. This is a top card for the Energy Verbund Arena. Especially the appearance of Michael Wallisch pleases me. He has an attractive boxing style and the balls to go toe-to-toe. This isn’t always the case in the heavyweight division.

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WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz will make the first defense of his second run as champion on July 13th in Dresden, Germany. SES Boxing has officially announced that Stieglitz signed a multi-fight television with SAT.1. In the past Stieglitz already fought twice on SAT.1 in 2010/2011 and achieved market shares of up to 18.4 percent in the target demographic. In his last ring appearance, Stieglitz (44-3, 25KOs) got revenge on Arthur Abraham with a fourth round stoppage in March to regain the WBO crown.–66272


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WBO Youth light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (11-0-0, 4 KOs) returns June 14 to defend his belt against Chris Mafuta (12-3, 6 KOs) at the Stadthalle in Weißenfels, Germany. Also on the card are Boesel’s teammates from SES Boxing’s new “Team Germany” consisting of up-and-coming German hopefuls.

Dominic Boesel: “It’s a huge thing to be able to box in this area. The atmosphere will be crazy. I’m very proud of my title and I won’t give it away. I respect my opponent. Chris as a good boxer, but I don’t need to talk much. I feel very sure.”


Chris Mafuta: “I take the fight very seriously. Dominic will be surprised how fit I will be.”

Promoter Ulf Steinforth: We want Team Germany to show that there is enough young talent in this country. These are fresh faces and a new form in professional boxing. The team exists of young sportsmen who we’ll give the foundation to be able to successful in the sport.“


Team Germany consists of „Team Deutschland“ Dominic Boesel, 23 (light heavyweight), Dennis Ronert, 20 (cruiserweight), Moritz Stahl, 21 (super middleweight), Felix Lamm, 23 (light heavyweight), Tom Pahlmann, 19 (cruiserweight), Tom Schwarz, 18 (heavyweight)


MAGDEBURG, Alemania  Robert Stieglitz recuperó el título Supermediano de la WBO al derrotar a su compatriota alemán Arthur Abraham por nocaut técnico en el tercer asalto.

“Afortunadamente fue un proceso corto”, dijo Stieglitz. “Pensé que duraría más. Trabajé duro en mi derecha y resultó”.

Ovacionado por la afición de su pueblo adoptivo de Magdeburg, el ruso por nacimiento, Stieglitz tomó la delantera sobre el campeón defensor, al provocarle una cortada sobre el ojo izquierdo en el segundo round que quedó muy abierta al final del tercero.

El réferi, Mike Ortega declaró el fin del combate antes del cuarto round, después de consultar al doctor del ring.

Stieglitz mejoró su récord a 44-3 con 25 nocauts, luego de que había perdido el cinturón ante Abraham por decisión unánime en Berlín, en agosto pasado.

“Mi ojo está cerrado. No pude ver nada con mi ojo. Quería dejarlo pegar un poco para luego empezar a golpear a partir del cuarto o quinto round”, dijo Abraham, quien nació en Armenia pero que empezó a boxear en Berlín.

“Si el ganó, ganó. Ahora la tercera pelea es la pelea decisiva”, agregó Abraham, quien dejó su foja en 36-4 (28 KO’s).

Stieglitz también indicó que le agradaría una pelea más entre los dos. “Siempre estoy feliz de pelear con Arthur Abraham”, expresó Stieglitz, “Espero que los manejadores lleguen a un acuerdo. Yo estoy listo”.


Date: Saturday,  March 1, 2014

WBO Super Middleweight Championship

Location:  Magdeburg, Leipzig or Dresden, Germany

Promoter: SES Boxing; Sport Events Steinforth 

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Genaro Rodriguez

Judges:  Michael Pernick (112-113); Clark Sammartino (114-111); Paul Thomas (115-110)

Result:  Arthur Abraham regained the WBO Super Middleweight title beating Robert Stieglitz via split decision.


Susi “Killer-Queen” Kentikian, 29-0 and 16KOs, will defend her WBO, WBA female flyweight titles May 16 in Frankfurt / Oder – against an opponent to be announced.
In the co-feature of this SES promotion, heavyweight Francesco Pianeta, formerly with Sauerland Event and 25-0-1, will look to continue his progress in a ten-rounder.
Also on the bill are light heavyweight Dominic Boesel, Tommy Altmann and Sergio Vartanov.


By Per Ake Persson

Super middleweight George Groves (14-0, 11KOs) has announced that he suffered an injury in training, which didn’t heal in time, and he’s been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight with WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs), scheduled to take place on Sauerland Event’s big show on May 5th in Germany. Groves previously suffered an injury which forced him to withdraw from a rematch with Kenny Anderson a few weeks ago. The Anderson rematch is still on the ledger for June 30th.

The fight with Stieglitz was made after the WBO named Groves as the mandatory challenger to the super middleweight title. Anderson is the mandatory challenger to Groves’ British title.

“I am sorry to have to announce that I won’t be boxing on May 5th. I have picked up an injury in the build up to this fight. We tried to work through it but soon realized I wouldn’t be able to perform the training needed to prepare for this fight. After coming back to London immediately and seeking medical advice, I hope that this problem will be sorted soon and will only be a short delay,” Groves wrote.

“I am truly sorry to everyone involved who will be affected by this. This is without a doubt the toughest decision I have ever had to make, I am gutted but nothing worth having is given away. It has only made me more determined to achieve my goal of becoming world champion. Thanks to everyone again for their continued support in my journey.”


By Edward Chaykovsky

Despite a game effort from South African challenger Julie Tshabalala, World Boxing Organization Women’s World Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer impressively dominated the proceedings to retain her title with a unanimous decision on Thursday night, April 5, at the Vodova Arena in Brno, Czech Republic..

While the reigning champion had the upper hand from the beginning, she did have to work hard in every round and the lopsided scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 didn’t reflect the spirited effort of Tshabalala. Hammer improved her record to 12-0 (7), and Tshabalala dropped to 4-2-1 (1).

Hammer had predicted a knockout victory, and with this in mind Tshabalala took the fight on the inside to avoid the long range and hard straight shots from the German, who adjusted nicely and countered with hooks and uppercuts. Tshabalala had her best moments in rounds six and seven, and seemed to be catching her second wind, but Hammer was back on top in the final three rounds, making Tshabalala miss and pay for her mistakes.

As the final bell sounded the South African appeared happy to have survived all ten rounds, and there was never any doubt about who would be awarded the verdict. Christina Hammer had once again proven her superiority in the middleweight division, and status as one of the pound-for-pound best female fighters in the world.

The fight was promoted by Ulf Steinforth and his SES Boxing, and was broadcasted live worldwide on The card also featured a championship fight with local hero Lukas Konecny, and the atmosphere at the Vodova Arena was electric throughout the evening.

“All strenghes are on my side and with my fans in the back I’ll beat Ushona”- former world champion Jan Zaveck will show his world champion ambitions against Betuel Tyson Ushona

Slovenian national hero returns March 24th against Ushona from Namibia

The fight will be shown on live TV on “Das Vierte” (8.15pm MEZ)

A press conference was held today in the Primus Hotel Ptuj / Maribor, Slovenia for Saturday’s clash between Slovenian national hero and former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (31-2-0 (18)) and WBO Africa beltholder Bethuel Tyson Ushona (25-1-0 (8)) from Namibia. The Tabor-Arena in Maribor with over 5.000 seats is completely sold out.

Jan Zaveck: “In my preparation time, we focused deliberately on my strengths. Ushona is a good fighter, of course, WBO African champions and now he’s the current WBO number 5. He is also very awkward to box, but I’ll deal with that with my strengths: better boxing technique, better stamina and, of course, my wonderful fans backing me. I will win!”


Bethuel Tyson Ushona: “We have the same dreams. Jan Zaveck wants once again to be and I want to be world champion. But, I have boxed and defeated anyone who stood in the way for my dream. It will be the same for Zaveck!”




SES-Trainer Dirk Dzemski: „The fans would be können sich am Samstag auf ein großartiges Erlebnis freuen. Jan Zaveck is well prepared on the point. With this fight and a noticeable win we’ll show up for a new chance to get a world title bout. To be world champion is a must for Jan Zaveck!“



Ushona coach Tobias Nashilongo: „We’ve a lot of respekt for Jan Zaveck. But God will give, that  Ushona will win here in Slovenia!“


SES Boxing

Photo credit: has been informed that SES Boxing, who promote WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs), secured the rights to the mandatory defense against British titleholder George Groves (14-0, 11KOs). The WBO held a purse bid earlier today in Budapest, Hungary. Reportedly SES submitted “around $800,000.”

Stieglitz was scheduled to defend his title against Mikkel Kessler on April 14th in Coppenhagen, but BoxingScene broke the news earlier today that Kessler is still dealing with a right hand injury and withdrew from the contest . Kessler will return on May 19th against a new opponent.

Groves has a fight scheduled on Friday night in Wembley, as he faces dangerous puncher Kenny Anderson (15-1, 11KOs) in a rematch.


By Rick Reeno

British super-middleweight championGeorge Groves has been catapulted into the world-title picture, with the WBO ordering a purse bid for a fight against Robert Stieglitz.

Stieglitz, who holds the WBO crown at 12 stone, is a veteran of 29 more professional fights and would represent a significant step up in quality for Groves.

The organisation’s ruling has taken many by surprise, considering both participants are facing difficult assignments next: Stieglitz is scheduled to meet Mikkel Kessler on April 14, while Groves has a rematch with Kenny Anderson on March 16.

Kessler is a two-time world champion who can boast a victory over Carl Froch on his CV; Groves was floored by Anderson before recording a stoppage win when they first met in November 2010, on the undercard of David Haye v Audley Harrison.

In December 2011, Groves’ trainer Adam Booth suggested that his charge was not ready to go for one of the most lucrative honours in the division. “It frightens me how little he knows and how much he’s got to do,” Booth told West London Sport.

“I’ve got no problem stating what his weaknesses are at the moment. I’m telling everyone that if you fight George, look for him with the right because you’ll find him.”

The purse bid will take place in Hungary on March 12.