ESPN3 to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Stieglitz vs. Abraham III on March 1:
ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round WBO Super Middleweight title bout between defending titleholder Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs) and former titlist Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KOs) Saturday, March 1, at 5 p.m. ET.
The fight, from the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany, will be the third meeting between the two boxers. Abraham won a unanimous decision over Stieglitz in their first fight in 2012 to win Stieglitz’s belt. Stieglitz scored a fourth-round TKO victory in their second meeting in 2013 to regain the title.
The Abraham vs. Stieglitz rubbermatch hasn’t gotten much attention here in the U.S. from fight fans, but this is another nice grab from ESPN3, which has been picking up a variety of largely European fights which didn’t have a real television home in the States.
Make no mistake, the winner of this bout, particularly if it’s Abraham, will be right back in the thick of things at 168 lbs, and there are plenty of big-time options out there in and around the division.