Weigh-in result: Arthur Abraham 167.9 Robert Stieglitz 167.5
“King” Arthur Abraham weighed 167.9 pounds on Friday for his WBO super middleweight title defense against Robert Stieglitz, who weighed 167.5. The fourth meeting between the pair will take place at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany, tomorrow.
Abraham, rated No. 1 by THE RING at 168 pounds, defeated Stieglitz by unanimous decision in 2012 but lost by fourth-round TKO, the following year, when he sustained a horrible eye injury. The German-based Armenian bounced back to claim a split decision in the rubber match, but is looking for a more decisive victory in what he claims will be the final chapter.
Stieglitz, THE RING No. 4 rated super middleweight, has posted two victories since his second defeat to Abraham. He halted teak veteran Sergey Khomitsky in ten, and edged past four-time middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm via split decision last November.
Abraham is (42-4, 28 knockouts) while the challenger is (47-4-1, 24 KOs).
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