Stieglitz stops Acosta to retain WBO super middleweight belt

The Sports Network
1/9/2010 7:33:14 PM
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Magdeburg, Germany (Sports Network) - Robert 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 (37-2, 23 KOs) the victory in his first defense. Stieglitz defeated Karoly Balzsay by TKO last August to take the belt.

Acosta (23-4, 7 KOs) was a late replacement for Edison Miranda, who withdrew because of illness.


Boxing (Photo: Rick Stewart/Allsport)


(Photo: Rick Stewart/Allsport)
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