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Arthur Abraham retains WBO belt

Updated: December 15, 2012, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NUREMBERG, Germany -- Arthur Abraham of Germany successfully defended his WBO super middleweight title with a technical knockout over Mehdi Bouadla of France in the eighth round Saturday night.

Abraham dominated until American referee Mark Nelson stepped in to stop the one-sided contest 2:11 into the eighth round when Bouadla's vision was impeded by streaming blood from repeated left and right blows.

"This is where I started boxing. To be here now, in front of 10,000 people as world ...

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