Abraham Extends Sauerland Pact

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

Arthur Abraham will fight on for at least two more years after extending his promotional contract.

The WBO super middleweight champion has signed a two-year extension to his deal with Team Sauerland, just nine days after making his latest defence in the fourth meeting with Robert Stieglitz as he knocked out his opponent inside six rounds.

Abraham agreed terms prior to his stunning win against Stieglitz, but was waiting to see the conclusion of that contest before committing to the deal with a signature.

“Weeks before my last fight, it had already been agreed with a handshake that I would be extending my contract until the end of 2017,” said Abraham.

“But before signing, I wanted to prove to my team and my fans that I can still perform at the highest level. I proved that by beating Robert and now my signature is on the contract.

“My ultimate aim is unifications. I want to prove that I‘m number one in my weight class,” he concluded.

The 35-year-old German’s promoter, Kalle Sauerland, is delighted to reveal that the two-weight world champion has decided to stay on rather than go elsewhere.

He said: “Arthur has shown that he is still one of the best super middleweights on the planet.

“The hunger is still there and now it’s time for him to cement his legacy.”

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