Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz have met twice before and both times it was for the WBO Super Middleweight title. On August 25, 2012 Arthur Abraham scored a unanimous decision win over Stieglitz, only to have Stieglitz extract revenge on March 23 with a technical knockout win on March 23, 2013. On March 1 Abraham and Stieglitz will have the rubber match of their rivalry as they will again meet for the WBO super middleweight title at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Sachsen Anhalt, Germany in a scheduled 12 round bout. Robert Stieglitz opened as a -250 favorite against Arthur Abraham who was a +200 dog with the Boxing odds.
Arthur Abraham is 34 years of age with a career record of 38 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws. Abraham has scored 28 knockout wins in his 38 career wins whole suffering just 1 knockout loss in his 4 career defeats. Abraham stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is coming off back to back wins since his loss to Stieglitz as he scored 12 round unanimous decision wins over Willbeforce Shihepo and Giovanni De Carolis for the WBO Inter Continental Super Middleweight Title. He is currently ranked 10th in the world and 2nd in Germany, where he resides in Berlin.
The 32 year old Robert Stieglitz has a career record of 46 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws. He has posted 26 knockout wins out of his 46 career wins while 2 out of his 3 career losses have been by knockout. Stieglitz stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Russia and now resides in Germany. He is the reigning WBO super middleweight champion and has won his last 4 consecutive bouts since going down to defeat to Abraham in their first matchup in 2012. Stieglitz is ranked 9th in the world and 1st in Germany and is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Isaac Ekpo to retain his belt.