Stieglitz easily beats contender Weber
In a one-sided fight, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz easily defeated previously unbeaten #14 World Boxing Organization ranked contender Henry Weber by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision.
WBO Champion Robert Stieglitz
Stieglitz cruised to victory with scores of 119-109 (Jose Roberto Torres), 118-110 (Ingo Barrabas) and 116-112 (Zoltan Enyedi). Referee was Andre Van Grootenbruel.
Stieglitz forced to go 12 rounds
Robert Stieglitz retained his WBO super-middleweight title when he beat Henry Weber on Saturday night.
The champion won the bout in Offenburg, Germany, on points over 12 rounds: 116-112, 118-110 and 119-109.
Stieglitz dominated the bout against his German countryman but Weber stood his ground, even though he took too much punishment to threaten the champion.
Stieglitz improved his professional record to to 41-2. Weber dropped to 15-1, with one draw.
Stieglitz, 30, was making the fifth defence of the title. He won the WBO belt in August 2009 when he stopped Karoly Balzsay in the eleventh round.
He has also made successful defences against Ruben Eduardo Acosta (tko 5), Eduard Gutknecht and Enrique Ornelas (both on points over 12 rounds) and Khoren Gevor, on a disqualification in the final round.
On the same card, former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham knocked out Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias in the fifth round to win the WBO European super middleweight title.
Abraham improved his record to 33-3, with 26 knockouts and Farias, who was knocked down three times, now stands at 19-2; 11.
Heavyweight Kubrat Pulev beat veteran Michael Sprott in the ninth round to retain the IBF International title. Puley improved to 15-0; 7 and Sprott, who did not come out for the ninth, dropped to 36-18; 17.
Light-heavyweight Dustin Dirks (23-0; 17) stopped Sam Couzens (7-7; 2) in the fourth round and middleweight Marcos Nader (14-0; 2) outpointed Farouk Daku (13-4; 7) over eight rounds.
OTHER WEEKEND RESULTS
Bethnal Green, London: Shane McPhilbin won the British cruiserweight title when he stopped Leon Williams in the 12th round at the York Hall.
Williams (9-3; 4) was well ahead at the start of the final round when he was knocked down by a right hook. The dazed champion beat the count but went down again. He again beat the count but the referee stopped the fight when Williams failed to fight back.
On the same card, heavyweight Sam Sexton won on a fifth-round technical decision against Larry Oluwamibo.
A clash of heads in the fourth round left Oluwamibo with a bad cut on the side of his head and he was bleeding so badly that the referee stopped the fight.
Elizabeth, Indiana: Heavyweight Curt Allan (8-1-1; 3) beat Eric “Butterbean” Esch (77-9-4; 58) on points over four rounds in a return match. Esch is known as the “king of four-rounders”.
Las Vegas: Super-bantamweight Chris Martin (23-1-3; 6) and Teon Kennedy (17-1-2; 7) fought to a ten-round majority draw. The scores were 95-95 on two cards and 97-93 for Kennedy.
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