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Robert Stieglitz

Robert Stieglitz

German boxer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German boxer
A.K.A. Sergei Stieglitz
Countries Soviet Union Germany
Occupations Boxer
Gender male
Birth 20 June 1981 (Yeysk)
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 180 cm
The details
Biography

Sergey Shtikhlits (born 20 June 1981), best known as Robert Stieglitz, is a German former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2017. He held the WBO super-middleweight title twice between 2009 and 2014, and the European light-heavyweight title from 2016 to 2017.

Early life

Stieglitz is part of the German diaspora that exists in Russia, and his original surname of Shtikhlits is a Russified version of the German surname Stieglitz, which he now uses. He himself has said that, even when living in Russia, he always felt foreign and he felt German. Stieglitz went to live in Germany as soon as he got the chance.

Amateur career

Stieglitz had an amateur record of 80 wins and 10 losses.

Professional career

After accumulating a record of 31-1, Stieglitz then suffered his second loss to Mexico's Librado Andrade in eight rounds at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California in an IBF super-middleweight title eliminator. Stieglitz won the vacant WBC International super-middleweight title on December 9, 2008 in Sölden (Austria) to previously unbeaten Lukas Wilaschek.

WBO super-middleweight champion

Stieglitz vacated the WBC International on 22 June 2009 to fight Karoly Balzsay for the WBO super-middleweight title. At the end of round ten, as a groggy and beaten Balzsay barely wobbled back to his corner, Balzsay's trainer Fritz Sdinek called for help and Balzsay was quickly taken from the ring to the hospital on a stretcher with his neck in a neck brace. Stieglitz recorded a fifth-round technical knockout of Ruben Eduardo Acosta to retain his WBO super-middleweight title. The fight was stopped at 1:48 to give Stieglitz the victory in his first defense. On April 17, 2010 he successfully defended his title in Magdeburg against Eduard Gutknecht.

Stieglitz retained his title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over his Mexican challenger Enrique Ornelas, Andrade's younger brother, at the Freiberger Arena in Dresden. It was a slow start of both fights and little less action but Stieglitz started this fight in style in the second round. The German champion progressed the fight with his sharp jab to give Ornelas some trouble but the Mexican also landed some precise and dangerous shots towards Stieglitz.

He then made successful defenses against Khoren Gevor and Henry Weber. Stieglitz was supposed to face former three-time titleholder Mikkel Kessler in his hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark to defend his 168-pound belt on April 14, 2012 but Kessler pulled out due to injury. Instead, he defended the title with a unanimous decision win over Nader Hamdan on May 5, 2012.

Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abraham trilogy

Stieglitz then lost the WBO super-middleweight title to Arthur Abraham on August 25, 2012. He would rebound with a win over Michal Nieroda on January 26, 2013 before avenging his loss to Abraham and regaining the WBO super-middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout on March 23, 2013.

His first defense in his second reign as WBO super-middleweight champion was a tenth-round TKO win over Yuzo Kiyota on July 13, 2013. The result was originally announced as a Technical Decision win for Stieglitz, but was changed to a TKO after the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer examined the ending of the fight and concluded that Stieglitz did not accidentally headbutt Kiyota. The change was approved by the WBO.

His second defense in his second reign as WBO Champion was against Isaac Ekpo on October 19, 2013. Stieglitz won via unanimous decision.

A rubber match with Arthur Abraham took place on March 1, 2014, with the WBO super-middleweight title on the line once again. Stieglitz lost the bout via split decision.

Retirement

On 23 May 2017 he announced his retirement from professional boxing with a record of 50 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws. The retirement was injury-related, due to the various operations on his left hand and a shoulder injury which had not fully healed.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
57 fights 50 wins 5 losses
By knockout 29 3
By decision 20 2
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
57 Draw 50–5–2 Serbia Nikola Sjekloća SD 12 18 Mar 2017 Germany Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany Retained European light-heavyweight title
56 Win 50–5–1 France Mehdi Amar UD 12 12 Nov 2016 Germany GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany Won European light-heavyweight title
55 Win 49–5–1 Argentina Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo TKO 5 (8), 2:47 5 Mar 2016 Czech Republic Home Monitoring Aréna, Plzeň, Czech Republic
54 Win 48–5–1 Czech Republic Robert Rosenberg RTD 2 (8), 3:00 17 Oct 2015 Czech Republic Hospůdka Eden, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
53 Loss 47–5–1 Germany Arthur Abraham TKO 6 (12), 1:14 18 Jul 2015 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany For WBO super-middleweight title
52 Draw 47–4–1 Germany Felix Sturm SD 12 8 Nov 2014 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
51 Win 47–4 Belarus Sergey Khomitsky TKO 10 (12), 0:12 26 Jul 2014 Germany Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
50 Loss 46–4 Germany Arthur Abraham SD 12 1 Mar 2014 Germany GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany Lost WBO super-middleweight title
49 Win 46–3 Nigeria Isaac Ekpo UD 12 19 Oct 2013 Germany Leipzig Trade Fair, Leipzig, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
48 Win 45–3 Japan Yuzo Kiyota TKO 10 (12), 0:40 13 Jul 2013 Germany EnergieVerbund Arena, Dresden, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
47 Win 44–3 Germany Arthur Abraham TKO 4 (12), 0:01 23 Mar 2013 Germany GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany Won WBO super-middleweight title
46 Win 43–3 Poland Michal Nieroda KO 3 (8), 1:45 26 Jan 2013 Spain Pabellón del Bon Pastor, Barcelona, Spain
45 Loss 42–3 Germany Arthur Abraham UD 12 25 Aug 2012 Germany O2 World, Berlin, Germany Lost WBO super-middleweight title
44 Win 42–2 Australia Nader Hamdan UD 12 5 May 2012 Germany Messe, Erfurt, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
43 Win 41–2 Germany Henry Weber UD 12 14 Jan 2012 Germany Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
42 Win 40–2 Germany Khoren Gevor DQ 10 (12), 2:45 9 Apr 2011 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title;
Gevor disqualified for repeated fouls
41 Win 39–2 Mexico Enrique Ornelas UD 12 20 Nov 2010 Germany Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
40 Win 38–2 Germany Eduard Gutknecht UD 12 17 Apr 2010 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
39 Win 37–2 Argentina Ruben Eduardo Acosta TKO 5 (12), 1:48 9 Jan 2010 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained WBO super-middleweight title
38 Win 36–2 Hungary Károly Balzsay TKO 11 (12), 0:12 22 Aug 2009 Hungary SYMA Sports and Conference Centre, Budapest, Hungary Won WBO super-middleweight title
37 Win 35–2 Czech Republic Jindrich Velecky UD 10 15 May 2009 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
36 Win 34–2 Estonia Dmitri Protkunas TKO 4 (8), 1:47 10 Jan 2009 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
35 Win 33–2 Germany Lukas Wilaschek SD 12 9 Dec 2008 Austria Freizeit Arena, Sölden, Austria Won vacant WBC International super-middleweight title
34 Win 32–2 Denmark Fawaz Nasir TKO 5 (8), 1:35 11 Jul 2008 Germany Rundturnhalle, Cuxhaven, Germany
33 Loss 31–2 Mexico Librado Andrade TKO 8 (12), 1:53 22 Mar 2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, US
32 Win 31–1 South Africa William Gare UD 10 13 Oct 2007 Germany Hermann-Gieseler-Halle, Magdeburg, Germany
31 Win 30–1 United States Marlon Hayes UD 8 2 Jun 2007 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
30 Loss 29–1 Colombia Alejandro Berrio TKO 3 (12), 2:40 3 Mar 2007 Germany StadtHalle, Rostock, Germany For vacant IBF super-middleweight title
29 Win 29–0 United States Eric Howard KO 5 (8), 2:50 10 Oct 2006 Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28 Win 28–0 Colombia Alejandro Berrio TKO 11 (12), 0:35 3 Dec 2005 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
27 Win 27–0 Tanzania Francis Cheka TKO 5 (12), 2:30 9 Jul 2005 Germany Life Sportpark Herrenkrug, Magdeburg, Germany Retained IBF Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
26 Win 26–0 United States Lawrence Chapman RTD 11 (12), 3:00 16 Apr 2005 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained IBF Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
25 Win 25–0 Russia Alexander Zaitsev UD 12 11 Dec 2004 Germany Lausitz Arena, Cottbus, Germany Retained IBF Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
24 Win 24–0 Belarus Yuri Tsarenka UD 12 18 Sep 2004 Germany Hermann-Gieseler-Halle, Magdeburg, Germany Retained IBF Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
23 Win 23–0 Belgium Djamel Selini UD 12 5 Jun 2004 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
22 Win 22–0 United States Galen Brown TKO 7 (12), 2:37 21 Feb 2004 Germany Ballhaus-Arena, Aschersleben, Germany Won vacant IBF Youth super-middleweight title
21 Win 21–0 Poland Marcin Radola TKO 1 (6) 29 Nov 2003 Germany Lausitz-Arena, Cottbus, Germany
20 Win 20–0 Ukraine Yuri Barashian UD 10 20 Sep 2003 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany Retained IBF Youth light-heavyweight title
19 Win 19–0 Armenia Roman Aramyan UD 10 5 Jul 2003 Germany Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany Retained IBF Youth light-heavyweight title
18 Win 18–0 Hungary Jeno Novak KO 4 (8) 25 Apr 2003 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
17 Win 17–0 Belarus Dzianis Salomka UD 10 1 Mar 2003 Germany Ballhaus-Arena, Aschersleben, Germany Retained IBF Youth light-heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Belarus Sergey Karanevich UD 10 31 Oct 2002 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany Won vacant IBF Youth light-heavyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Netherlands Talal Santiago TKO 3 (8), 2:10 21 Sep 2002 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
14 Win 14–0 Czech Republic Pavel Cirok TKO 4 (6), 2:00 8 Jun 2002 Germany Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany
13 Win 13–0 Romania Marius Mihai Dumitru KO 2 (6) 11 May 2002 Germany Circus Krone Building, Munich, Germany
12 Win 12–0 Hungary Laszlo Dolgos TKO 3 (6), 1:20 13 Apr 2002 Germany Harzlandhalle, Ilsenburg, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Turkey Bruce Oezbek UD 6 16 Mar 2002 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
10 Win 10–0 Hungary Laszlo Dolgos TKO 3 (4) 23 Feb 2002 Germany Neu-Isenburg, Germany
9 Win 9–0 South Africa Terrence Paliso TKO 2 (6) 5 Jan 2002 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
8 Win 8–0 Czech Republic Roman Nikodem KO 3 (6) 8 Dec 2001 Germany Glaspalast, Dessau, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Ivory Coast Henry Mobio PTS 4 15 Sep 2001 Spain Telde, Canary Islands
6 Win 6–0 South Africa Patrick Madzinga TKO 2 (4), 2:35 7 Jul 2001 Germany Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Czech Republic Ondrej Olah TKO 2 (4) 22 Jun 2001 Germany Salzgitter, Germany
4 Win 4–0 Czech Republic Tomas Kugler TKO 4 (4) 8 Jun 2001 Germany Berlin, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Czech Republic Karel Ferenc KO 2 (4) 28 Apr 2001 Germany Eisenbach, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Czech Republic Pavel Veprek KO 1 (4) 22 Apr 2001 Germany Berlin, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Czech Republic Petr Pokorny UD 4 7 Apr 2001 Germany Harzlandhalle, Ilsenburg, Germany
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