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King Arthur, Arthur Abraham
5 ft. 10 in. (178 cm.)
February 20, 1980 (1980-02-20)
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Sauerland-promoted Abraham bested Ian Gardner , Hector Velazco and contender Howard Eastman in the build-up and won the vacant title on December 10, 2005, in Leipzig, Germany against Kingsley Ikeke by a 5th round knock-out.
On September 23, 2006, Abraham won a decision against undefeated contender Edison Miranda despite having his jaw broken in two places. Miranda was deducted five points by landing repeated low blows as well as intentionally headbutting Abraham in the 5th round. After the Miranda bout, he was praised for his ability to finish the fight despite his injury.
During two of his matches, Arthur Abraham was accompanied by live performances of the Scorpions.
On March 29, 2008, Abraham defeated American Elvin Ayala via 12th round KO after connecting with a devastating left hook which sent his opponent crashing to the canvas face first. This was Abrahams 7th successful title defence.
On June 21, 2008 Abraham defeated Edison Miranda by 4th round KO. Abraham is set to fight against Raul Marquez as a mandatory obligation before facing Kelly Pavlik. He is expected to fight him late January or early February.
Success as an amateur:
1997: International German master in the middleweight
as a professional:
2004: WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title, three successful defenses
2005: IBF title carrier, title so far seven times defended
December 10, 2005 – present