Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) is looking forward to the first defense of his WBO Super-Middleweight title. The 32-year-old, who dethroned the previous Champion Robert Stieglitz in Berlin in August, returns to the ring at the
ARENA NUERNBERGER VERSICHERUNG on December 15 where he will meet challenger Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) from France.
During the first official press conference on Tuesday, Abraham was seemingly relaxed. “It is a great feeling to be a world champion again. The title has not changed me as a person; I am still the same Arthur Abraham as I was before. But being in possession of the belt is important to me, I sleep a lot better.”
After winning the IBF Middleweight World Championship back in 2005 and ten successful defenses of the belt, it took a while before Abraham got back to the top of the game. “It is very special for me to defend the WBO title in Nuremberg. I spent a lot of my youth in Franconia and it is where I learnt how to box. Back in the day, I used to ...