Robert Stieglitz is Ready To Fight Arthur Abraham Next
By Ruslan Chikov and Alexander Pavlov
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs) would not have a problem with fighting Arthur Abraham (33-3, 26 KOs) next. The two boxers co-headlined a show on Saturday night in Offenburg, Germany. In the co-feature, Stieglitz won a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Henry Weber (15-1-1, 3 KOs). The scores were 116-112, 118-110 and 119-109. And in the main event Abraham stopped Pablo Farias (19-2, 11 KOs) in the fifth round to capture the WBO's European title at super middleweight.
Stieglitz is scheduled to face former champion Mikkel Kessler on April 14 in Copenhagen, Denmark. They were scheduled to fight last year and Kessler withdrew with an injury. If Kessler can't make the fight, for one reason or another, Stieglitz would be willing to fight Abraham.
"If he wants to call [for the fight], I would accept [the challenge]. I can guarantee you that 100%," Stieglitz said.
Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru
[QUOTE=jrosales13;11670530]That was the plan to move down to 160. He just can't make the weight healthy. And, he's in a size and style disadvantage at 168. He can fight and probably still beat the likes of Stieglitz. But, he won't…Comment by Hitman932 on 01-15-2012
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11670598]Its in april. There's some speculation that Abraham takes Kesslers slot while the dane guns for a Ward rematch.[/QUOTE] No way Kessler is going straight for Ward. If there is speculation it is strictly a media ploy to make it…Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-15-2012
[QUOTE=Trippy;11670533]Thought he was fighting Kessler in March?[/QUOTE] Its in april. There's some speculation that Abraham takes Kesslers slot while the dane guns for a Ward rematch.Comment by jrosales13 on 01-15-2012
[QUOTE=Trippy;11670533]Thought he was fighting Kessler in March?[/QUOTE] I thought Kessler pulled out with an injury.Comment by Andre Wardttke on 01-15-2012
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