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Abraham dominant in IBF middleweight title defense
March 4, 2006
OLDENBURG, Germany (Ticker) - In his first defense of the IBF middleweight title, rising star Arthur Abraham had little problem scoring a unanimous decision over Australian veteran Shannan Taylor on Saturday at EWE Arena.
The 26-year-old Abraham (20-0, 17 KOs), who claimed the then-vacant title with a fifth-round knockout of Kingsley Ikeke in December, was in control throughout.
A native of Armenia who now calls Berlin home, Abraham won on all three cards, 120-107, 120-107 and 120-106.
The fight featured no knockdowns but Abraham had his opponent under pressure early, most notably in the fourth round. The 33-year-old Taylor (42-5-2) had a point deducted in the sixth for a low blow.
Taylor fell to 0-2 in title fights.
2 great wins for our fighters
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