Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany - "King" Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) continued his renaissance after two disappointing years of defeats and letdowns, with his second win this year and once again versus a capable opponent. WBO #2 and WBA/IBF #4 Abraham used his power and some brute male force to beat down Polish contender Piotr Wilczewski over twelve, fairly one-sided rounds. All three judges saw the fight almost the same: 118-109 (Zoltan Enyedi and Michael Leu) and 119-108 (Ingo Barrabas) for the defending WBO European champion, who didn't look his best or his his worst either, while BoxingScene had it a bit closer at 116-111. Abraham was the king of the starting two rounds, using heavy blows in fast, vicious packs to put the former EBU champion on the defensive.
Wilczewski looked better in the next couple of rounds, using is jab and his body attacks to tag Abraham in some occasions while avoiding the German's straightforward tactics of covering behind the shell defense and coming out with rare spurts. The Pole was rocked a bit in the fifth but returned the favor in the sixth round. However, as the fight progressed, Wilczewski felt his fatige and started to throw less punches. He was also too weak to give Abraham any major problems. The German changed his tactics a bit and started to use uppercuts to connect on his opponent. Wilczewski often held Abraham and also ducked with his head very low. After another violation, referee Manuel Maritxalar finally deducted a point from the Pole in round ten. Abraham used all of his zeal and bulldog determination to close strong in the championship rounds, but he was unable to stop Wilczewski, who slips down to 30-3, with 10 KOs.