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Title defense up for Arthur Abraham

Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:56 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham, who claimed his belt in August, will return in relatively short order to make his first defense against Mehdi Bouadla on Dec. 15 in Nuremberg, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event announced Tuesday.

Abraham claimed his 168-pound belt on Aug. 25, winning a competitive unanimous decision against Robert Stieglitz in front of a crowd of about 14,000 in Berlin in one of Germany's most significant fights of the year.

The victory was a big rebound for ...

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