Stieglitz’s Victory Over Kiyota Changed To a TKO Win

robert stieglitz (11)SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced today that the win of the super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz over Yuzo Kiyota on July 13 in Germany has been change from a Technical Decision to a TKO after an examination of the fight video.

Stieglitz (45-3, 26 KOs) beat Kiyota (23-4-1, 21 KOs) by a Technical decision last July 13 at :40 seconds of the tenth round when the referee Celestino Ramirez determined that the cuts on Kiyota were caused by an accidental headbutt and due to he was bleeding badly, the fight went to the scorecards. The result were 100-89 (Alejandro Lopez Cid), 99-90 (Terry O’Connor) and 99-90 (Ingo Barrabas), all for Stieglitz.

But after an examination of the video by the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB) and its President Thomas Puetz, was determined that it was not an accidental headbutt and turned the result to the 10 round TKO victory for Stieglitz. The determination was accepted by the WBO.

http://www.boxingscene.com/stieglitzs-victory-over-kiyota-changed-tko-win–67906

(07/13/2013) Robert Stieglitz vs. Yuzo Kiyota

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.

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El campeón mundial supermediano de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el alemán Robert Stieglitz, se enfrentará al japonés Yuzo Kiyota, intentando defender por primera ocasión su corona, dentro de su segundo reinado, en el combate estelar de la velada que se desarrollará esta noche en el Energie Verbund-Arena, en Dresden, Alemania.

Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KOs) buscará retener por primera vez el cinturón que recuperó el pasado 23 de marzo al detener por nocaut técnico en el cuarto round a su compatriota Arthur Abraham en Magdeburgo, Alemania, frente a Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KOs), actual N° 10 del ranking mundial supermediano OMB, quien tras ser monarca OPBF supermediano accede a su primera oportunidad mundialista en su debut fuera de su país.

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En la tarde del viernes, ambos superaron la ceremonia de pesaje, dejando todo listo para su duelo titular. Stieglitz registró 76,200 kg. -168 lbs.-. En tanto Kiyota marcó 75,900 kg. -167.3 lbs.-.

Stieglitz, nacido en Yeysk, Rusia, hace 32 años, y nacionalizado alemán, viene de recuperar su corona el pasado 23 de marzo al desquitarse de su compatriota Arthur Abraham por nocaut técnico en el cuarto capítulo en Magdeburgo, Alemania. Así se desquitó de lo ocurrido el 25 de agosto de 2012 cuando Abraham lo había destronado en fallo unánime en Kreuzberg, Berlín, Alemania. Al momento de resignar la corona había acumulado seis defensas exitosas del cetro supermediano OMB que conquistó el 22 de agosto de 2009 al destronar al húngaro Karoly Balzsay por nocaut técnico en el undécimo asalto en Budapest, Hungría. Tras ello lo refrendó sobre el argentino Rubén “Siru” Acosta (KOT 5), el alemán Eduard Gutknecht (DU 12), el mexicano Enrique Ornelas (DU 12), el armenio Khoren Gevor (Desc. 10), el alemán Henry Weber (DU 12), y el australiano Nader Hamdan (DU 12), el 5 de mayo en Erfurt, Alemania. Luego de caer ante Abraham, en lo que era la séptima exposición de su reinado, se recuperó el 26 de enero con una victoria por nocaut en el tercer round sobre el polaco Michal Nieroda en Barcelona, España, por lo que llega deseoso de desquitarse. Y el 23 de marzo recapturó su cinturón, que ahora planea defender.

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En tanto Kiyota, nacido en Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japón, hace 29 años, ha ganado sus últimos cuatro combates, luego de caer por nocaut técnico en el primer capítulo frente al estadounidense Jameson Bostic el 11 de octubre de 2010 en Tokio, Japón. El 22 de marzo de 2012 venció por nocaut técnico en el séptimo a su compatriota Shintaro Matsumoto, para reconquistar el cinto OPBF supermediano, previo a derrotar técnicamente en el sexto al también japonés Hiromitsu Miura, ambas en Tokio. Así, el actual N° 10 del ranking mundial supermediano OMB, busca consagrarse en su primera oportunidad mundialista, en lo que será su debut fuera tierras niponas.

Las autoridades designadas por la OMB son: el árbitro será el estadounidense Celestino Ruiz. Los jueces serán AlejandroLópez Cid, de México, Terry O’Connor, de Inglaterra, e Ingo Barrabas, de Alemania. El supervisor será el presidente de la entidad, el puertorriqueño Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel.

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En el otro combate mundialista de la noche, la campeona mundial mediana de la OMB, la alemana Christina Hammer (14-0, 7 KOs), se enfrentará a la ex retadora mundialista sueca Mikaela Lauren (19-2, 7 KOs), intentando defender por quinta ocasión su corona.

Hammer marcó 71,150 kg. -156.9 lbs.-, mientras que Lauren acusó 70,500 kg. -155.6 lbs.-.

En otra de las atracciones de la noche, el ex campeón mundial superwelter interino OMB y actual monarca europeo mediano OMB, el checo Lukas Konecny (49-4, 23 KOs), se medirá al tunecino nacionalizado francés Moez Fhima (22-2-1, 8 KOs), intentando retener por primera vez su cinturón.

Resultados del pesaje:

Robert Stieglitz 168 lbs. vs. Yuzo Kiyota 167.3 lbs.

Título mundial supermediano OMB

Christina Hammer 156.9 lbs. vs. Mikaela Lauren 155.6 lbs.

Título mundial mediano OMB
Lukas Konecny 158.5 lbs. vs. Moez Fhima 158.9 lbs.
Título europeo mediano OMB
Michael Wallisch 238 lbs. vs. Alexander Kahl 415 lbs.
Título alemán pesado

Robin Krasniqi 174.6 lbs. vs. Tomas Adamek 174.1 lbs.

Dario Bredicean 167.5 lbs. vs. Jan Zechmeister 168.6 lbs.

Escenario: Energie Verbund-Arena, en Dresden, Alemania.

Promotor: Sport Events Steinforth.

TV: SAT1 (Alemania).

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Stieglitz_y_Kiyota_cumplen_en_Dresden.php

Robert Stieglitz vs Yuzo Kiyota: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream, TV Info and More

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By:  Brian Mazique –

Newly crowned WBO super middleweight champion, Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO) may be cherry-picking with his choice of opponent for his next bout, but there’s always the possibility that he could be biting into some bad fruit.

Stieglitz will defend his crown against Japanese KO artist Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KO) Saturday night in the champion’s home country of Germany. Stieglitz is coming off a dominant performance over tough Arthur Abraham in March. He stopped Abraham in the fourth round to earn the WBO title.

Stieglitz now faces Kiyota, who is the 63rd ranked super middleweight in the world by Boxrec.com, but is somehow slated 10th by the WBO. The latter is the only governing body that ranks Kiyota in the top 10, so make of that what you will.

On paper, it looks as though Stieglitz should have an easy time with Kiyota, but this is boxing and strange things happen on the way to expected, easy victories. Here’s how you can watch the fight, followed by a closer look at the matchup:

When Where TV Coverage
Saturday, July 13 at 4:20 p.m. EDT Energie Verbund Arena in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany Sat. 1 in Germany and on ESPN3 via Live Stream

The Book on Stieglitz

Is He Taking it Too Easy?

The 32-year-old champion has the opportunity to cash in with bigger fights later this year or possibly early in 2014. Andre Ward is considered the top dog in the 168-pound weight class, but IBF and WBA champion Carl Froch, WBC champion Sakio Bika, George Groves and Thomas Oosthuizen are all possibilities as well.

With so many higher-profile opponents within Stieglitz’s sights, there is always the danger of overlooking a seemingly less dangerous foe.

Oosthuizen may have done just that in his last fight. He was out-boxed by Brandon Gonzales, but the latter was shafted when the fight was called a draw. Stieglitz has to be careful not to allow himself to be caught off guard against Kiyota.

In the Ring

Stieglitz’s style usually creates exciting fights. He comes straight forward and doesn’t employ a ton of head movement—especially when he believes he has the upper hand.

Though he doesn’t boast an overly impressive KO percentage (53.19), his pressure and conditioning can wear an opponent down.

Against a less-experienced fighter like Kiyota, that may be all he needs.

The Book on Kiyota

Can He Shock the World? Well, At Least Central Europe.

You may be wondering why Kiyota showed up for the press conference wearing a surgical mask. Kiyota said this during the pre-fight press conference, per Fight News:

“It’s common for Japanese athletes to protect themselves from infection. That’s why I wear the mask.”

He’ll be hoping his performance is infectious Saturday night. The 29-year-old Japanese fighter has 21 KOs, but considering most of his opposition have been rudimentary, his knockout exploits aren’t quite as impressive.

Three of his last six fights have come against fighters who don’t even have winning records. The lone time he faced a fighter with a respectable mark in that time span occurred in October 2010. Kiyota was stopped in the first round by Jameson Bostic in that fight.

It could be a long—or short—night for Kiyota.

In the Ring

It was difficult finding video of Kiyota‘s fights. That’s the problem when a fighter has such a nondescript list of opposition. Kiyota can punch, but can he land against a top-notch, 168-pound fighter who will clearly represent the best opposition he’s faced?

Prediction

Stieglitz will lay waste to Kiyota by the third round. Kiyota may have been germ conscience at the press conference, but a mask won’t protect him from Stieglitz’s fists Saturday night.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1700314-robert-stieglitz-vs-yuzo-kiyota-fight-time-date-live-stream-tv-info-and-more

Stieglitz-Kiyota Public Workout

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Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES

Several hundred boxing fans watched WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and challenger Yuzo Kiyota participated in a public workout at the Centrum Galerie in Dresden, Germany. Stieglitz worked the pads with trainer Dirk Dzemski, while Kiyota was very restrained in his actions not wanting to give Stieglitz any insight about his mobility.

Also on hand was female world champion Christina Hammer and Swedish challenger Mikaela Lauren who engaged in a tense 90-second face-off. Lauren then shoved Hammer with both hands. Also on hand were SES fighters Lukas Konecny, Michael Wallisch, Robin Krasniqi and Dario Bredicean. Lukas Konecny ​​defends his WBO European middleweight against Frenchman Moez Fhima and Michael Wallisch defends his German heavyweight championship against Alexander Kahl.

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Stieglitz-Kiyota referee and judges

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, July 13, in the world title fights to be held in Germany and Philippines.

At the Energie Verbund-Arena en Dresden, Sachsen, Germany, the WBO supermiddleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KOs) will make his first defense when he faces Japanese Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KOs), the #10 ranked, in a Sport Events Steinforth presentation. For this fight the referee will be Celestino Ruiz from United States.

Meanwhile the judges for the Stieglitz-Kiyota bout are Alejandro López Cid from México, Terry O’Connor from United Kingdom and Ingo Barrabas from Germany. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be the President Paco Valcarcel himself.

Otherwise, at the Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, the WBO minimumweight champion Merlito Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against the #15 ranked Jorle Estrada (17-6, 6 KOs) from Colombia. The referee for this bout will be Raul Caiz Jr. from United States.

The judges for the fight between Sabillo and Estrada, an ALA Promotions presentation, are Salven Lagumbay from Philippines and Joe García and Ulysses Glen, both from United States. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.

http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/07/stieglitz-kiyota-referee-and-judges/

 

Oficiales de Stieglitz-Kiyota, Sabillo-Estrada

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La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) anuncia los oficiales que trabajarán este sábado, 13 de julio, en las defensas titulares de los campeones mundiales Robert Stieglitz y Merlito Sabillo, que cobrarán vida en Alemania y Filipinas, respectivamente.  

El presidente de la OMB, Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, informó que para el choque que se efectuará en el Energie Verbund-Arena en Dresden, Sachsen, Alemania, donde el ruso radicado en ese país, Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KOs) expondrá por primera vez frente al japonés Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KOs) el cetro supermediano (168 libras) que le arrebató en marzo pasado a Arthur Abraham, el árbitro será el estadounidense Celestino Ruiz

Los tres jueces para el encuentro del monarca Stieglitz y el décimo clasificado Kiyota son Alejandro López Cid, de México, Terry O’Connor, de Inglaterra, e Ingo Barrabas, de Alemania. El supervisor de la OMB para este choque encuentro, presentado por Sport Events Steinforth, será el propio presidente de la entidad, el puertorriqueño Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel

Por otra parte, para la pelea que se llevará a cabo en el Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino de Pasay City, Metro Manila, Filipinas, en que el titular de peso mínimo de la OMB, el filipino Merlito Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs), defenderá su correa ante el colombiano Jorle Estrada (17-6, 6 KOs), clasificado número 15, el árbitro será Raúl Caíz Jr., de Estados Unidos. 

Mientras, los jueces que trabajarán en el pleito Sabillo-Estrada son los estadounidenses Joe García y Ulysses Glen, así como el filipino Salven Lagumbay. El supervisor de la OMB para este combate será Leon Panoncillo Jr.  

La pelea entre Sabillo y Estrada es una presentación de ALA Promotions.

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Comunicado_25/Oficiales_de_Stieglitz-Kiyota_Sabillo-Estrada.php

Stieglitz-Kiyota press conference highlights

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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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http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/stieglitz-kiyota-press-conference-highlights-211525

Robert Stieglitz vs. Yuzo Kiyota this Saturday, July 13th in Dresden, Germany

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By Allan Fox: WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KO’s) will be making his first defense of his WBO title this Saturday, July 13th, against #10 WBO, Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KO’s) at the Energie Verbund-Arena, in Dresden, Germany.

This is an optional title defense for the 32-year-old Stieglitz so he opted to take an easy fringe contender rather than a dangerous contender that might trouble him.

Stieglitz beat Arthur Abraham by a 4th round TKO last March to win the WBO super middleweight title back from him after having lost the belt last year to Abraham by a 12 round unanimous decision in August 2012.

Stieglitz and his trainer did a good job of doing their homework in studying Abraham’s fighting style and coming up with the perfect plan to beat him by coming out fast and unloading on him with nonstop punches until the fight was stopped because Abraham’s left eye had swollen completely shut.

Stieglitz won’t have to worry about coming up with any kind of perfect strategies to beat the 29-year-old Kiyota because he should be able to beat him just by showing up. The World Boxing Organization is the only sanctioning body that has Kiyota ranked in their top 15, and when you see that it tells you that there are major question marks about the talent for that fighter.

Kiyota hasn’t faced any quality fighters yet during his 11-year pro career. He’s been beaten three times in losses to Jameson Bostic, Norifumi Suzuki and Fukutaro Ujie.

If Stieglitz gets past Kiyota, he could be facing George Groves or another rematch with Abraham later this year. It’s likely he’ll choose not to face Groves yet, and instead will look to face Abraham again or go for another optional title defense.

If Stieglitz fights like he did last March against Abraham, he’d be tough for anyone in the super middleweight division to beat. He looked dramatically improved in that fight.

http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/07/robert-stieglitz-vs-yuzo-kiyota-this-saturday-july-13th-in-dresden-germany/