Robert Stieglitz regained the WBO super middleweight title via three round technical knockout against current champ Arthur Abraham at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany on Saturday night.
Stieglitz, 44-3,who lost his title to Abraham in 2012, was judged the winner after the fight was stopped due to a serious cut around Abraham’s eye.
The Russian-born Stieglitz opened a cut just above the left eye of Abraham, 36-4, in the second round, and by the end of the third, it was swollen shut. A third and deciding fight could well be on the cards.
After regaining the title the new champ said:: It was a pretty quick process. I would have thought that it would take longer. I worked hard on my right hand. It paid off.” When asked if there would be a rematch, Stieglitz said I always enjoy boxing against Arthur Abraham. I hope the managers agree. I’m ready.”
Stieglitz may just get his wish as Abraham too is happy to fight a rubbermatch; “My eye is closed and the referee stopped the fight. I was fair and had allowed him a rematch. Now it’s at 1-1. I hope that he is fair and there will be a rematch,” said Abraham.