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 Last update:  3/1/2014       Read more by Sauerland Event         
   
Arthur Abraham To Make First Defense on May 31st
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Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) regained the WBO Super Middleweight title with a split decision victory over Robert Stieglitz (46-4, 26 KOs) tonight in Magdeburg.

Abraham looked close to forcing the stoppage, dropping the defending champion in the final round. However Stieglitz was able to hold on and take the fight to the judges’ scorecards.

The judges scored the fight 114-111, 115-110, and 112-113 in favor of ‘’The King’’, who avenged the loss he suffered to Stieglitz last year and became a world champion for a third time.

Abraham will return to action on May 31st, when he will make the first defense of his newly won title. The opponent and venue will be announced shortly.

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comment by Scott-Weiland, on 03-03-2014
May 31st,isn't that the same night as Groves v Froch,hopefully it's Kessler against Abe and the winners of the fights that night face each other. Isn't Kessler due to make an announcement shortly ? Maybe he was waiting and hoping on an Abraham win,as a Kessler vs Stieglitz would have been diff...

comment by yoz, on 03-02-2014
Bet DeGale wishes he was still with Warren.

comment by Chillman, on 03-02-2014
[QUOTE=Trudoe]a few tasty options for Abraham at this point. Id like to see him and Froch battle it out, as they alluded each other in the SUper Six tourney.[/QUOTE] Why??? That's a fight I never want to see again. You do know they "fought" in November 2010 before, don't you?

comment by Chillman, on 03-02-2014
[QUOTE=Rpgboxen]When will he be due to make a mandatory defense[/QUOTE] December at the earliest because last night's fight was a mandatory defense.

comment by Hougigo, on 03-02-2014
[QUOTE=Trudoe]a few tasty options for Abraham at this point. Id like to see him and Froch battle it out, as they alluded each other in the SUper Six tourney.[/QUOTE] Would be cool....three belts on the line.... or two and a half....

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