Arthur Abraham is in negotiations for an April 9 rematch with the man he beat for the WBO super middleweight title in August, Robert Stieglitz. Abraham won the belt by unanimous decision in a close, competitive affair in Germany.
To nobody's surprise, the rematch would also take place in Germany if a deal is finalized. Abraham (36-3, 28 KO) ran through Mehdi Bouadla this past weekend, stopping the overmatched Frenchman in the ninth round. Stieglitz (42-3, 23 KO) has not fought since dropping the title to Abraham.
The win over Stieglitz allowed gave the 32-year-old Abraham a world title at 168 pounds on his third try, having previously been blown out in world title contests against Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Stieglitz, 31, had an eleven-fight win streak snapped with the loss to Abraham, as he'd been on a roll after losing to Librado Andrade in March 2008, which was Stieglitz's one and only fight on HBO.