08 January 2014, 21:52
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Abraham to earn $783 thousand for Stieglitz rubber match

Arthur Abraham and WBO super middleweight titlist Robert Stieglitz will meet for a third time March 1 in Magdeburg, Germany. Now, in addition to bragging rights, a world title, and respect across the sport, we'll also know how much is at stakes -- monetary wise.

Stieglitz's promoter -- SES Boxing's Ulf Steinforth -- has won the purse bid -- $3,135,000 -- to gain promotional rights to the fight.

The only other offer made was the $1,541,414 bid placed by Abraham's promoter Sauerland Event.

Since Abraham is the challenger, he will receive $783,750 for the fight. With Stieglitz being the titleholder, he is entitled to 75 percent of the winning bid, which ammounts to $2,351,250.

“The most important fight for me is the fight against Robert Stieglitz. I should win to sleep well at night. I am planning how to fight. One thing is for sure: I will beat him up. If I lose, I will think of leaving the ring. I have decided to remain in the ring by 35 years old. Another two years and that will be enough,” said Abraham.

On Oct. 26, Abraham defeated Italy’s Giovanni De Carolis (20-5, 10 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in Germany.

Abraham (38-4, 28 KO’s), a former middleweight (160 pounds) and super middleweight (168 pounds) world champion, became the mandatory challenger for super middleweight titlist Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs).

Abraham beat Stieglitz in August 2012 for the WBO super middleweight title, and lost a lopsided rematch earlier this March.


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