Giovanni De Carolis (20-4, 10 KOs) will challenge Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Championship at the EWE ARENA in Oldenburg, Germany on October 26.
Abraham´s intention is not only to defend his title but also to show that he is ready for a third clash with current world champion Robert Stieglitz.
"Finally there is clarity for me," said Abraham, who is currently ranked as the number one contender and mandatory challenger at super middleweight by the WBO. "Now I will have to study my next opponent on tape together with my coach Ulli Wegner. With the perfect preparation and strategy there is no doubt in my mind that I will leave the ring as the winner come October 26."
Wegner has already examined the 29-year-old from Rome, Italy carefully. "He is a good technician who likes to mix it up offensively," stated Wegner when asked about the current WBC International Champion De Carolis. "This will be a good test for Arthur. If he wins decisively, I will be more than excited about a third fight between him and Stieglitz in early 2014."