Not that anyone really called for a fourth fight between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz, but it seems like that’s what we’re going to get next.
Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs), retained his WBO belt last Saturday by outpointing Paul Smith. The plan seemed to be in line for Abraham to fight countrymen and the other big German boxing star of this generation next in what would be a big fight for German boxing.
However, the WBO has thrown a wrench into those plans for now.
The WBO ordered Abraham and former title holder Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs), to meet in a mandatory fight. The two sides have 20 days to make a deal per WBO rules.
Stieglitz is also from Germany and in his three fights with Abraham, he lost a decision in the first bout, stopped Abraham in the second bout, and lost a decision in the third bout.