Abraham Eyes Stieglitz: He Would Have Beaten Groves!

By Ruslan Chikov

WBO European champion Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27KOs) is ready for the challenge of facing full WBO king Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs). reported on Wednesday that British boxer George Groves (14-0, 11KOs) was removed from the mandatory position - and the sanctioning organization approved Abraham (34-3, 27KOs) as the new mandatory challenger to Stieglitz.

Groves was scheduled to face Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs) on May 5th in Germany. On Tuesday he withdrew with a nose injury. Stieglitz was given the option of making a voluntary defense on May 5, but then he has 90 days to fight Abraham.

Abraham wants the fight and he was confident his countryman would have defeated Groves.

"I think Stieglitz would beat Groves because he is a lot stronger. I want to [face] Stieglitz, because he also lives in Germany - and for German fans [the two of us fighting] for a world title will be very interesting," Abraham said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Red Cyclone on 04-21-2012

[QUOTE=hyeduk;12019397]Just name one or two ))[/QUOTE] James DeGale, Anthony Dirrell, Andre Dirrell That's the only names I can throw into the pot.

Comment by Red Cyclone on 04-21-2012

[QUOTE=micky1971;12022347]hmm, easy to say if your also a....german. this is just another sven ottke in my view, his record shows no names with credibility and all in germany. abrahams view on gg losing to this ponk would be correct if…

Comment by micky1971 on 04-20-2012

hmm, easy to say if your also a....german. this is just another sven ottke in my view, his record shows no names with credibility and all in germany. abrahams view on gg losing to this ponk would be correct if…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 04-19-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12019302]Who are those fighters getting overlooked?[/QUOTE] James DeGale

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-19-2012

AA is irrelevant at 168. Rematch Dirrell or stay at 160.

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