Abraham vs De Carolis

Arthur Abraham Giovanni De Carolis

Abraham De Carolis

EWE-Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

26 October 2013, 19:00:00

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The WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Abraham takes a near shutout but doesn't convince

Arthur Abraham took a near shutout win over Italy's Giovanni De Carolis, but looked one-paced and unlikely to pose a real threat to rival Robert Stieglitz should the two meet for a third time.

Abraham took all three judges' scorecards 120-108, 119-109, 119-109 but struggled to get out first gear despite a strong vocal backing from the Oldenburg crowd.

Pre-fight analysis

Abraham returns to BoxNation for WBO Intercontinental defence against De Carolis

BoxNation is bringing you a fantastic double header LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on October 26th, and the main feature of the early show is Arthur Abraham's WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight title defence against Italy's Giovanni De Carolis.

Stieglitz and Abraham 2

Two-weight world champion Abraham (right), 33, is looking to build his way back to world title contention after losing his WBO World crown against gutsy Robert Steiglitz during a thrilling rematch which we brought you live last March.

29-year-old De Carolis will fight outside his native Italy for just the second time, and is on the hunt to improve his 20-4 record against the experienced Abraham.

Later that night, we head Stateside as fighting legend Bernard Hopkins defends his IBF World Light-Heavyweight crown against Karo Murat.

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