Abraham stops Ikeke to win IBF middleweight title
LEIPZIG, Germany -- Armenia's Arthur Abraham stopped Nigeria's Kingsley Ikeke in the fifth round to win the vacant IBF middleweight title on Saturday.
Abraham improved to 20-0 with 18 knockouts as he took the title vacated by Little Rock's Jermain Taylor. Ikeke, ranked second by the IBF, fell to 23-2.
"It was his fight, not mine -- I couldn't stop him," Ikeke said.
Abraham had no trouble hitting the 6-foot-4 Nigerian. By the
fourth round, he was taunting Ikeke, and Abraham's ...
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