ARTHUR ABRAHAM ANNOUNCES NEXT TITLE DEFENSE
Press Release: On August 25th, Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Robert Stieglitz for the WBO super middleweight title. He will make his first defense against Mehdi Bouadla (26-4 with 11 KOs) in Nuremberg, Germany on December 15th. “It was such a relief after I won the title against Robert Stieglitz. There were quite a few experts who said I wouldn’t be able to become the super-middleweight champion,” said the 32-year-old. “Now I have to prove that I deserve to be at the top. I cannot afford to be complacent when I take on Mehdi Bouadla.” The challenger from Aulnay-sous-Bois, France, would like nothing more than to cause a huge upset. After losing to Mikkel Kessler in June 2011, the 30-year-old came back with four victories in a row. “Of course Arthur is the favourite. He is the world champion,” said Abraham's trainer Ulli Wegner. “Bouadla shouldn’t be under estimated. He is one of these guys, who is always looking to get at his opponent. He also has a lot of heart. Arthur will have to be very careful.” Tickets will be available next week at www.eventim.de and www.boxen.com.