By Per Ake Persson
The fight is now official. Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KO's) will defend his WBO super middleweight title against mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KO's) on July 18 at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle / Westfalen, Germany.
They first met in 2012, with Abraham capturing the WBO super middleweight title from Stieglitz with a twelve round unanimous decision. They met again the following year with Stieglitz reclaiming the WBO title from Abraham with a fourth round stoppage due to a badly injured eye on King Arthur. A trilogy meeting was then last for last March, with Abraham clinching the victory, and the WBO, by dropping Stieglitz in the twelfth and final round for a split decision win.