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.
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.
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.