(Picture: Photo Wende) He did it: Arthur Abraham is the first prodigy of coach Ulli Wegner to become a two-division world champion. In a spectacular fight, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Middleweight Champion snatched the super-middleweight belt of his opponent Robert Stieglitz. And to the surprise of most experts, the known hard hitter did not win by knock-out but by a unanimous points decision.
On Saturday night at the o2 World Berlin, Germany, Abraham did not just put in boxing abilities on display but he also did not show any sign of his typical inactivity, which he has been criticised for during his recent fights. Right from the outset, he put his stamp on this bout and proved to everyone that the arena was his backyard. The 32-year-old dominated the fight in the first round by mostly using his jab and keeping his foe at bay.
Therefore, it was Stieglitz who seemed to be applying a “wait and see” tactic. After a wake up call by coach Dirk Dzemski, Stieglitz took advantage of his opportunity in round two and smothered the mandatory with great combinations. They did not always hit the target but they kept Abraham busy defending. Round three was not different but both fighters seemed to be on an equal playing field. Continue reading
German boxer Jack Culcay (11-0, 7 KOs) is looking to land his first professional title in Berlin on August 25. The man standing in his way is Frederic Serre (13-6, 3 KOs) from France. In the bout for the WBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Championship, Serre will be placed into the role of the underdog. But the 31-year-old has already fought on German soil and was victorious. Now he is planning on causing another upset for the home fans at the o2 World Berlin. Continue reading
Jack Culcay (11-0, 7 KOs) is one of the biggest hopes of German boxing. On August 25 he now has the chance of adding his first professional international title to the world championship medal he won in 2009 in Milan (Italy) as an amateur. At the o2 World Berlin Culcay will fight it out for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Intercontinental Light Middleweight Championship against Frederic Serre (13-6, 3 KOs) from France. Continue reading