Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/19/14
Arthur Abraham of Germany successfully defended his WBO super middleweight title with a technical knockout over Mehdi Bouadla of France in the eighth round Saturday night. Abraham dominated until American referee Mark Nelson stepped in to stop the one-sided contest 2:11 into the eighth round when Bouadla's vision was impeded by streaming blood from repeated left and right blows. ''This is where I started boxing. To be here now, in front of 10,000 people as world champion - there's no better feeling,'' Abraham said after his first defense of the title he won on points from Robert Stieglitz in Berlin in August. ''We have only one recipe - to win. But I have to say that he never gave up. He kept going to the end, and he punched hard. 2012 was a great year. I became world champion. I'm very happy.'' Abraham (35-3, 28 KO), an Armenia-born German, had been in such control that he received a telling off from his coach after the fourth round for his gung-ho approach. ''It's not necessa...
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