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Arthur Abraham downs Robin Krasniqi in Germany

Arthur Abraham may be as ready as he’s going to get for another shot at a title.

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Arthur Abraham did as expected today in Erfurt, Germany, overpowering Robin Krasniqi over 12 rounds, and potentially lining himself up for a rematch with WBO super middleweight titleholder Gilberto Ramirez.

Abraham (46-5, 30 KO) won on scores of 115-114, 117-111, and 118-110, the latter two much closer to reality than the first number. Krasniqi (46-5, 17 KO) was stunned and rocked repeatedly in the fight, and even had the referee warn him late that if he didn’t show more, the fight would be stopped.

Abraham, 37, lost a shutout decision to Ramirez back in April 2016, then returned a few months later to defeat Tim Robin Lihaug in something of a “get-well” fight. This bout with Krasniqi was a tune-up intended to prepare Abraham for a rematch with Ramirez, who will defend his title tonight in California against Max Bursak, a fight Ramirez is expected to win without much trouble.

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