Arthur Abraham vs Robert Stieglitz 4 set for July 18
WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) will fight former titleholder Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) for a fourth time on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany.
"The battle for super middleweight supremacy continues," said promoter Kalle Sauerland. "I'm hard pressed to think of any other trilogy in modern boxing history that has provided such a high level of drama. For that reason, we go again. On July 18, for an unprecedented fourth time, Arthur and Robert will contest the WBO super middleweight title."
Abraham defeated fellow German Stieglitz by a close points decision in their first meeting to take the WBO belt in August 2012. Stieglitz got his revenge with a fourth-round technical knockout victory over Abraham to reclaim the title in March 2013. The belt once again changed hands in March 2014 with Abraham flooring Stieglitz on the way to a split decision win. Which sets the stage for a fourth battle.
"Robert is mandatory challenger, so of course he deserves his shot," said Abraham. "I've enjoyed our rivalry, but like all good things, this must come to an end. The Gerry Weber Stadium will provide the perfect venue for me to finish our feud. I had Robert down in the 12th round of our last encounter, but this time, he will hit the canvas a lot sooner."