WBO super middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz will defend his title against Isaac Ekpo at the Messe Halle in Leipzig, Germany on October 19.
At a press conference to announce the fight on Monday, Steiglitz said: “This is my last title defense of the year. 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.”
Talking about his WBO mandated defense against Arthur Abraham, Stieglitz added: “That’s quite normal and I’m happy about it. As world champion I must box everyone anyway.”
Trainer Dirk Dzemski said “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.”
September 2, 2013