Arthur Abraham knows that he is in a must-win situation with a title match fight dubbed as “The Last Chance” as he battles Robert Stieglitz at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. The super middleweight fight will be aired this Sunday on “Bigtime Bakbakan” starting at 12nn on AKTV on IBC 13.
The 31-year old WBO champion Stieglitz has a record of 42-2 with 23 knockouts while the 32-year old Abraham has a record of 34-3 with 27 knockouts. Stiegiltz has a height advantage as he stands 2 inches taller than his opponent at 5’11.”
“From this point onwards every fight is going to be a last chance for me. But I will grab it with both hands. No matter if the fight goes the distance or not, I will prove a point on Saturday (Sunday in Manila),” Abraham said during the pre-fight conference.
Abraham added, “We don’t talk a lot beforehand. Actions speak louder than words and I am going to answer all questions inside the ring.”
Abraham won the WBO European title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Piotr Wilczewski of Poland last March 31 but had previously dropped decisions to Carl Froch in a WBC title showdown and Andre Ward in a WBA title fight.
Meanwhile, Stieglitz won the title with an eleventh round TKO over Karoly Balzsat, the Hungarian southpaw last August 2009. He has had six successful title defenses since then and is coming off a twelve round unanimous decision over Australia’s Nader “Lionheart” Hamdan last May 5.
Stieglitz said “I feel great and I am going to defend my title. My preparations have been going extremely well.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland predicted it’s going to be a real war inside the ring.