Abraham vs. De Carolis
33-year-old Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KO’s) will be taking part tonight against little known fringe contender Giovanni De Carolis (20-4, 10 KO’s) in a scheduled 12 round bout at the EWE-Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. This is a warm-up bout for Abraham to get him ready for his third fight against WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz in 2014.
The fighters have faced each other twice with each guy winning one fight and losing the other. Now Abraham is ready to put himself in position for yet another Stieglitz bout and he just has to defeat #13 IBF De Carolis. This should be fairly easy for Abraham, but I also thought that he would easily win his last fight against Willbeforce Shihepo last August, and boy was I wrong. Continue reading
Here are the weigh in results from Oldenburg for tomorrow’s show at the EWE ARENA, Oldenburg, Germany:
WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title, 12 rounds:
Giovanni De Carolis (Italy): 75.6 kg / 166.7 lbs
Arthur Abraham (Germany): 76.2 kg / .168.0 lbs
WBA Intercontinental Super Welterweight Title, 12 rounds:
Guido Nicolas Pitto (Argentina): 69.4 kg / 153.0 lbs
Jack Culcay (Germany): 69.7 kg / 153.7 lbs
IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title, 12 rounds:
Anatoliy Dudchenko (Ukraine):79.0 kg / 174.2 lbs
Robert Woge (Germany): 79.0 kg / 174.2 lbs Continue reading
The tension is rising! There are only three days to go until Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KOs) can prove that he is rightfully the mandatory challenger to WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Robert Stieglitz. On October 26 at the EWE ARENA in Oldenburg, Germany the WBO Intercontinental Titlist will meet world-ranked Giovanni De Carolis (20-4, 10 KOs). And only a win can keep his dreams of a third fight against Stieglitz alive.
“I know what’s on the line,” assured the 33-year-old Abraham at today’s press conference at the Acara Hotel in Oldenburg. Asked about his ten-year-tenure as a professional boxer with coach Ulli Wegner, the former two-weight division world champion replied jokingly: “As you can see, I have no thick hair anymore. I lost nearly all of it!” But he believes that during those years the rough tone of his cornerman has helped him to be successful. “Look Arthur,” 71-year-old Wegner added. “This Saturday night I will be in your corner and not with Karo Murat in Atlantic City. That’s what our relationship means to me!” Continue reading