According to German promotional outfit Sauerland Event, the IBF middleweight title vacated by Jermain Taylor will be filled on December 10, 2005 when undefated Arthur Abraham faces Kingsley Ikeke. "Arthur is a boxing gem and his win against the British Howard Eastman proofed that we did not overestimate him," said Wilfried Sauerland of the 25 year-old. Abraham is 18-0 with a respectable resume of opponents that includes Nader Hamdan, Ian Gardner and Hector Velazco in addition to Eastman. Ikeke is 23-1 and is coming off a win against Antwun Echols. Abraham-Ikeke will now headline the December 10 show in Leipzig, Germany that was supposed to feature WBC super middleweight champion Markus Beyer. However, Beyer was forced to pull out with a leg injury.