Quite a lot of buzz has been hovering around Robert Stieglitz's dance card in recent months. At one time, the Russo-German was scheduled to defend his WBO Super Middleweight Title against Mikkel Kessler, but that was scrubbed. Then Stieglitz was set to clash with British champ George Groves, but that never came off either. Now he is set to face fellow German and former middleweight champion Arthur Abraham on August 25 in Berlin.
This fight is an important bout for both men. Although his stock has fallen in the aftermath of the Super Six tournament, Arthur Abraham remains a world class fighter and recognized contender, and for Stieglitz a big step up in terms of quality of opposition. For Abraham, a win over Stieglitz means winning a second world title and a return to the Top 10.
Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs)
5'9" tall, 72" reach, 32 years old
Former IBF Middleweight Champion
Credit: Photo Wende
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