Arthur Abraham

"King Arthur"

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Arthur Abraham
Statistics
Real name

Avetik Abrahamyan

Nickname(s)

King Arthur, Arthur Abraham

Rated at

Middleweight

Height

5 ft. 10 in. (178 cm.)

Nationality

Armenian
German citizen

Birth date

February 20, 1980 (1980-02-20) (age 28)

Birth place

Yerevan, Armenian SSR, USSR

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

27

Wins

27

Wins by KO

22

Losses

0

Draws

0

No contests

0

"King" Arthur Abraham (born on February 20, 1980 in Yerevan, Armenia) is a Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin, Germany. He is the current IBF Middleweight World champion.

Biography

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.

Abraham defeated Canadian Sébastien Demers and made the fifth defense of his title by defeating fellow Armenian Khoren Gevor by 11th round technical knockout.

On December 08, 2007, Abraham defeated Wayne Elcock to make his sixth defense of his title by TKO in the 5th round.

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.

Abraham trains under Ulli Wegner in Berlin, Germany .

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

Preceded by
Jermain Taylor
Vacated
IBF Middleweight Champion
December 10, 2005present
Incumbent