By Carlos Boogs
The World Boxing Organization has ordered a purse bid for a WBO super middleweight eliminator between WBO #2 Arthur Abraham and WBO #3 Robin Krasniqi.
The purse bid will take place on January 4, in Budapest, Hungary and the minimum bid is $300,000.
Abraham (45-5, 30KOs), a former two-time WBO super middleweight champion and a former IBF middleweight champion, is looking for a shot at revenge after losing his WBO belt to Gilberto Ramirez in April as part of the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley undercard in Las Vegas. Abraham bounced back from that loss by stopping Tim Robin Lihaug in July to capture a WBO regional world title.
Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) has won three in a row since moving to light heavyweight and losing to then WBA champion Juergen Braehmer in March of 2015. Krasniqi has only lost to Braehmer and Nathan Cleverly since 2006.
Abraham has only two defeats since 2012. The loss to Ramirez and a stoppage loss to Robert Stieglitz - but Abraham has avenged that loss in their four fight series by knocking Stieglitz out in the their fourth fight in July of 2015.
Abraham was scheduled to return to the ring earlier this month in Monaco, in a rematch with Martin Murray (who Abraham decisioned last year), but the German veteran withdrew with injury.