Lem Satterfield

Stieglitz-Abraham III set for March 1

WBO President Paco Valcarcel informed RingTV.com on Sunday morning that a bid of $3.135 million by promoter Ulf Steinforth in Budapest has earned him the right to promote a third bout between WBO super middleweight titleholder Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraha on March 1 in Germany.

Stieglitz, who will get 75 percent of the bid, and Abraham, who will receive 25 percent, have split bouts.

The promoter of Stieglitz (46-3, 26 knockouts), Steinforth out-bid the more than $1.5 million offered by Sauerland Events, which handles (38-4, 28 KOs).

Stieglitz, 32, was dethroned by Abraham (38-4, 28 KOs) following a unanimous decision in August of 2012 but gained he revenge following a fourth-round stoppage victory in March.

Stieglitz will be in pursuit of his third straight defense of his title, having vanquished Yuzo Kiyota by 10th-round stoppage in July, and Isaac Ekpo by unanimous decision in October.

Since falling to Stieglitz, Abraham, 33, has won two straight fights, as has Stieglitz since facing Abraham.



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