2009-06-27 Arthur Abraham w rsc 10 Mahir Oral, Max Schmeling Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF

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2009-06-27 Arthur Abraham w rsc 10 Mahir Oral, Max Schmeling Hall, Berlin, Germany - IBF. Referee: Earl Brown.

Abraham relinquished the IBF title on 7 November in order to compete in the ‘Showtime’ super middleweight tournament and Sebastian Sylvester and Giovanni Lorenzo were signed up to find a new champion. Sylvester was the IBF international champion, having beaten Lajuan Simon (w pts 12 at the Max Schmeling Hall on 27 June) on the undercard of Abraham versus Oral, while Lorenzo had beaten Dionisio Miranda (w co 2 Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, USA on 27 February 2009) in an eliminating contest.