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Abraham stops Farias in fifth round
Arthur Abraham floored Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias three times on his way to a fifth-round knockout.
Former IBF middleweight beltholder Arthur Abraham scored three knockdowns in the fifth and final round of Saturday night's knockout of Pablo Oscasr Natalio Farias in Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Abraham rose to 33-3 with his 27th knockout to rebound from an eight-month ring absence since his last loss by unanimous decision against WBA beltholder Andre Ward.
Farias fell to 19-2 with 11 stoppages in his second straight loss.
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