Arthur Abraham entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 41-4-0 (28 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 super middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Carl Froch); he suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Robert Stieglitz in their rematch (=Abraham vs Stieglitz 2), since then he has won five consecutive bouts taking revenge on Stieglitz in 2014 (=Stieglitz vs Abraham 3).
His opponent, Paul Smith, has an official record of 35-4-0 (20 knockouts) and he entered as the No.38 in the same weight class, he fought twice last year beating David Sarabia but then he lost to Abraham in their first bout (=Abraham vs Smith I). This second fight is valid for the WBO super middleweight title (Abraham’s third consecutive defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: O2 World Arena, Berlin, Germany
Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)
Title: WBO World super middleweight title
Their previous fight: Arthur Abraham vs Paul Smith
Smith’s next fight: Andre Ward vs Paul Smith
Abraham’s next fight: Arthur Abraham vs Robert Stieglitz 4
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