Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs) is putting his title on the line in Magdeburg, Germany. The 32-year-old takes on Robert Stieglitz (43-3, 24 KOs) in a rematch of their August 25 bout at the o2 World Berlin. Back then Abraham won against Stieglitz by unanimous decision (116:112, 116:112 and 115:113) and consequently took the WBO Super Middleweight Title of the former champion. Now the two will meet again, this time at the GETEC-Arena in Magdeburg.
“For me it is a question of honor”, said Abraham.
“Robert was brave enough to face me in my backyard. Now I am travelling to Magdeburg and have to enter 'the Lion's Den' to fight him.” This will be the second time that the current WBO-Champion steps into the ring of the arena, which has a capacity of 7,000 people.
"The first time I fought in Magdeburg was only my ninth pro bout. I won against Branko Sobot by technical KO in round two. Back then the arena was still known as Boerderlandhalle and Sven Ottke won his farewell fight...