Germany’s Robert Stieglitz, who defeated defending champion, Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham in the WBO Super Middleweight Championship bout, said he is ready for a rematch with Abraham.
During the news conference following Saturday’s fight that was held in Magdeburg, Germany, Abraham, 33, demanded a rematch from Stieglitz, 31.
The German fighter also indicated the likelihood of another bout between the two. “I’m always happy to fight Arthur Abraham. I hope the managers reach agreement. I’m ready,” Stieglitz stated, Boxingscene reports. As NEWS.am Sport informed earlier, WBO Super Middleweight Champion, Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham was unable to defend his champion’s title.
In Saturday’s bout, Abraham was defeated, by technical knockout, to former champion Robert Stieglitz of Germany, and thus Stieglitz regained the champion’s belt. Abraham suffered an eye injury as a result of the hits he received. At the end of Round 3, the fight physician checked Abraham’s swollen eye and, as a result, he stopped the fight. Arthur Abraham suffered his fourth defeat in professional ring.
To note, Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz had first faced one another in Berlin on August 25, 2012, and the Armenian boxer was declared the winner by unanimous decision and he took the WBO Super Middleweight Champion’s belt from the German fighter. But in line with the fight contract, if Abraham had won the bout, he was obligated to hold a rematch with Stieglitz.