By Marco Bratusch
This afternoon at 3PM local time, the purse bid for the next EBU light-heavyweight title was held at the European Boxing Union’s offices in Rome, Italy. German promoter Ulf Steinforth, owner of “SES Boxing”, earned the right to stage the contest between French titleholder Mehdi Amar (33-4-2, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz (49-5-1, 29 KOs), by presenting an offer of 85,620 Euro. French entrepreneur and former boxer Malamine Koné of “MK Events,” who promotes Amar, offered 45,000 Euro. SES Boxing’s team is already working on a suitable date and will very likely set the fight in Germany the next Autumn, possibly in Magdeburg where the company usually sets several boxing events.
Former long-time WBO super middleweight champion Stieglitz will fight for the third time after the KO loss suffered against Arthur Abraham last year, a fight that concluded their four-fight rivalry. Stieglitz has since then come back winning two fights inside the distance. 34-year-old champion Amar, from Marseille, won the vacant EBU 175 lb. title outboxing Sergey Demchenko last May in Paris.