Abraham Wants Unification At 168

Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) insists he has all the motivation he needs to end his long-standing feud with domestic rival Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) in their fourth WBO World title fight on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle.

Following a memorable trilogy, Abraham holds the advantage with two wins to one defeat. Now, the 35 year-old champion is aiming for a conclusive third victory as he sets his sights on a super middleweight unification.

‘’The fact that this fight is for the world title gives me all the motivation I need,’’ said Abraham. ‘’Every time I enter the ring, I give up my title, and only become champion again when the final bell sounds and my hand is raised. I must approach every fight with the same desire and will to win, and if I were to think any differently it would be time for me to hang up my gloves.

‘’But I’m not thinking about retirement. I’m world champion and will remain so for the next two to three years until I chose to leave the sport.  I have total belief in my skills and my training, and I know I can do everything as well if not better than Stieglitz. My promoter has billed this fight as the ‘Final Showdown’, and that is exactly what it will be. There will be no fifth fight. I will bring this rivalry to a successful conclusion and then look for a unification – that is my goal!’’

Arthur Abraham’s WBO World Super Middleweight title defence against Robert Stieglitz takes place on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle. Tickets are available by calling the Gerry Weber Ticket Centre on (+49) 5201 81 80 or online via gerryweber-world.de and tickethall.de. All the action will be shown live on SAT.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK.

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COMMENTS

-Bernie Campbell :

I would really enjoy King Arthur matched up with Golokvin! Both Power Punchers! And Uli Wegener right in the thick of it!


-brownsugar :

Would love to see Abraham vs Golovkin, although AA is not quite what he used to be, I'd give him a better chance of going the distance with GGG than any of the current crop of middle weights.


-amayseng :

Good matchup and a notch for GGG's belt. Abraham would at least last 6-8 rounds before being stopped or having it waved off due to too much punishment. Good scrap for sure though even though AA is a bit worn, slow and taken some punishment over the years.


-stormcentre :

Abraham is about as tough as you get, but virtually without skills to compete at the top level with the big dawgs. Arthur's fights with Miranda were memorable for their aggression and pain endurance. Agreed though, 3G V 2A would be good whilst it lasts. Golovkin would smack the bejesus out of Abraham though, and it probably wouldn't be the first time either. :)