Team Sauerland has announced a long-term cooperation with Vincent Feigenbutz (14-1, 13 KOs), one of German boxing’s most exciting young talents. Having turned professional at the tender age of sixteen, the Karlsruhe-based super middleweight has built a reputation as a fearsome puncher. Said promoter Kalle Sauerland, “The power this young man boasts is scary. With his power and aggressive fighting style, he has the makings of a real fan favorite.”

The nineteen year-old’s explosive knockout power will be on display again on September 27 at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany. An opponent for Feigenbutz, who is going to defend his WBO Intercontinental title, will be announced shortly. In the main event, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham will try to fend off another challenger in Paul Smith.

Date:  July 13, 2013

WBO Sup. Middleweight Championship

Location:  Dresden, Sachsen, Germany

Promoter: Sport Events Steinforth

Supervisor:   Francisco Valcarcel

Referee:   Celestino Ruiz

Judges:     Alejandro Lopez Cid (100-89), Terry O’Connor (99-90), Ingo Barrabas (99-90)

Results:   Robert Stieglitz retained Sup. Middleweight Title by unanimous technical decision. After he battered Yuzo Kiyota for 10 rounds, a cut caused the referee to stop the fight and leave the decision to the scorecards.


Stieglitz set to defend WBO title against Kiyota on July 13 in Dresden

Photos: Team SES/U. Koch

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KOs) will defend his title against WBO #10 rated Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KOs) on July 13 at the Energie Verbund-Arena in Dresden, Germany. It will be Stieglitz’ first defense since regaining the title against Arthur Abraham in March. “I want to show the fans strong fights,” said Steiglitz at a press conference to announce the fight. “Yuko Kiyota is an extremely physically strong and aggressive boxer. But my trainer and I have always have a plan. After twelve years, I’ve become ‘Boxer of the Year’ in Germany. So I can be a good role model for all my teammates and some of them can do it too.”

The SES Boxing event will also feature WBO European middleweight beltholder and recent WBO light heavyweight title challenger Robin Krasniqi in separate bouts. In women’s action, WBO, WIBF and WBF super featherweight champion Ramona Kuehne and super middleweight champion Christina Hammer returns to middleweight to defend her WBO and WBF belts.

This will be the first show under Stieglitz’ new deal with the SAT.1 network.

“SAT.1 is our new TV-partner and that makes me proud. Robert’s victory over Arthur Abraham was the door opener for the deal with SAT.1. I can only say one thing: Let’s get ready to rumble! Kiyota is the first Japanese boxer to fight for a WBO world championship. He has a high knockout quota and Robert is the one who will be hunted.”


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”.



World WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham will defend his title with a rematch against German compatriot Robert Stieglitz on March 23.

Abraham, 32, won a unanimous decision victory over Stieglitz in Berlin last August and has offered Stieglitz a rematch in his home city of Magdeburg, central Germany.

“For me it is a question of honour”, said Berlin-resident Abraham.

“Robert was brave enough to face me in my backyard. Now I am travelling to Magdeburg to face him in his.”

Stieglitz earned a rematch with a third-round knock-out of Poland’s Michal Nieroda in Barcelona on Saturday and is now focused on winning back his title.

“Somehow I wasn’t able to fight to my full potential during my first fight against Arthur,” said the 31-year-old.

“After I suffered cuts, I couldn’t get back into it. It just was not my day. But that will not happen again.”–spt.html