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Abraham says fourth Stieglitz fight is the last one

Arthur Abraham

When Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) meets Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) in their fourth encounter for the WBO super middleweight strap, it will be their last confrontation, according to Abraham.

“I have already beaten him twice, and in our second fight I was beaten by injury,” said Abraham. ‘’I can guarantee that the fourth fight will be our last. Robert throws a lot of punches, but he has no killer blow. Although I cannot promise a KO, I will leave the audience in no doubt over who the better boxer is.”

Talking to the press during their media workout this week, Abraham’s coach Ulli Wegner revealed his pleasure at ‘King’ Arthur’s preparations. ‘’Our training has gone better than expected,’’ said the 73 year-old coach. ‘’Arthur has even been sending cruiserweights to the canvas in sparring. Stieglitz has no hope. He knows only one tactic, and that’s just to come forward. Arthur is superior to him in every respect. That’s why I expect a clear victory on July 18. Anything else would be a disaster.’’

Wegner added an ultimatum to his liege, stating: “If Arthur loses this fight, it’s over!”

Abraham of course replied: “I will not lose! I plan on continuing my career for at least another two years and then retiring along with my coach and my world championship belt.”

Abraham-Stieglitz takes place on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany.

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